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Finding the right provider is a crucial first step in your pregnancy journey. It’s important to choose a specialist who will help you through all three trimesters, labor and delivery, and postpartum.
There are two provider options for expectant mothers: obstetricians/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) or midwives.
Learn more about OB/GYNs and midwives to help determine what choice is right for you.
This is a physician who specializes in pregnancy, birth and postpartum. An OB/GYN has had four years of medical education and a four-year residency program. An OB/GYN can care for you if you are considered a high-risk pregnancy.
Midwives are registered nurses who have completed graduate-level programs in midwifery. A good fit for low-risk pregnancies, midwives provide comprehensive maternity care from the first prenatal visit through labor and delivery and beyond. Most midwives attend deliveries in a hospital setting, offering a personalized and supportive birth experience within the safety and security of the hospital.
It’s important to find an obstetric provider with whom you’re comfortable. Below are some questions you may want to consider asking as you find an OB/GYN or midwife who is a good fit.
Norton Healthcare OB/GYNs deliver more babies in Louisville and Southern Indiana than any other provider. Our expertise and personalized care are just two reasons so many parents choose to deliver at Norton Healthcare hospitals.
Norton Healthcare’s midwifery practice provides comprehensive, family-centered maternity care from the first prenatal visit through labor and delivery, and after the birth of your baby.
More mothers in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose to deliver their babies at Norton Hospital or Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital than with any other hospital system in the area.
We deliver more than 8,000 babies a year. We’re close to you with more than 90 providers at more than 25 locations around Louisville and Southern Indiana. Choosing Norton Women’s Care gives you many options for how delivery day could go — all with the confidence of knowing that our obstetrics and pediatric specialists are there to help. With Norton Women’s Care you’ll find:
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