Questions to Ask a Midwife about Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Part 4 of 4

Choosing the right midwife to attend your homebirth is one of life’s greatest decisions. This list will help prepare you to ask the important questions needed to make the best choice for you and your baby. In addition to the actual answers to the questions that you ask pay attention to how you feel during the consult.

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • Do you have training or experience in alternative medicine? How did you obtain it?

  • Do you carry medications, homeopathic remedies or herbs for use during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum periods?

  • What do you recommend to deal with the common discomforts of pregnancy? Do you generally recommend alternative therapies before pharmaceutical ones?

  • Do you refer to other providers who give supportive care such as acupressure, acupuncture, chiropractic care, osteopathic treatment and massage?

Childbirth Education•

  • Do you offer childbirth classes?

  • If you refer out to other childbirth educators, which classes do you recommend and why?