Questions to ask when choosing a provider for your pregnancy

One of the first steps in your pregnancy journey is finding the right obstetric practitioner. Norton Healthcare is committed to providing the resources you need to make this and other important decisions, helping to ensure you have a healthy and stress-free pregnancy.

It’s crucial to find a qualified and compassionate caregiver who will meet your unique needs. Whether you’re seeking care from an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) or midwife, below are some sample questions you may want to ask prospective providers before making a decision.

  • What is your philosophy of childbirth?
  • How long have you been practicing?
  • Who attends births for you when you are away?
  • What are your thoughts on pain relief during labor?
  • Do you support natural childbirth?
  • Do you support moving around during labor and changing positions?
  • Are you open to the use of a labor tub?
  • How often will I see you during these next months?
  • When and why might you recommend inducing labor?
  • In what situations might you recommend a C-section?
  • How do you feel about the use of doulas?
  • What is your protocol for the birth of twins and breech births?

Find a Norton Healthcare OB/GYN or midwife

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.

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.

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