A healthy lifestyle and positive attitude are very important aspects of a healthy pregnancy, aside to this, a medical specialist that you choose to see during your pregnancy and delivery can have a huge impact on your overall delivery experience. Therefore, you would be looking out for the best doctors for pregnancy.
Types of pregnancy specialist
Primary care physician: If you see any signs and symptoms related to pregnancy, you should consult your primary care physician. They will examine you confirm your pregnancy and recommend the specialist who can help you with monitoring your pregnancy. Some of the family doctors also practice and offers prenatal care and attend deliveries. You may choose to see an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) or a midwife. There are many obstetricians who co-work with the midwives to take the smooth care of their patients.
An obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) is an expert in pregnancy, childbirth and the reproductive system of a woman. The other doctors perform delivery procedures but many women prefer to consult an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN). They practice in both the field of medicines. Obstetrician also offers surgical care for women during their pregnancy period and childbirth and they take care of postnatal care as well and they guide you through the entire pregnancy.
A midwife is a trained healthcare professional who looks after a healthy woman during their pregnancy, delivery, and newborn around childbirth. Midwives help you to with the delivery of the babies at the baby birth centers, hospitals and at home. Women with no or fewer pregnancy complications or those who require the minimum medical intervention usually opt for the midwives. A midwife helps you with:
- Family planning and preconception care.
- Prenatal exams and order tests
- Keep a check on your physical and mental health
- Counseling about your pregnancy and childbirth
- Making your birth plans
- Advising your diet, exercises, and medicines
- Educating on newborn care
- Delivering babies
- Referring you to doctors when required
HA doula is a person who offers you emotional and physical support during your pregnancy and childbirth. They are not trained, medical professionals. They don’t deliver babies or offer medical care to you. A doula performs continuous labor care, helps with household tasks and child care and postpartum.
A birthing partner offers you support throughout the labor and delivery of your baby. Your birthing partner can anyone be from spouse, family or a good friend.
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist (MFM)
The main reason a woman seeing maternal-fetal medicine specialist (MFM), is for the risk involved pregnancy. There are multiple reasons a woman may experience complications during pregnancy, and these are classified by medical and surgical disorders, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, pre-eclamsia, diabetes, thyroid, kidney disease, etc.
A healthy woman may also see a maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) pregnancy specialist doctor. The reasons such as pregnancy with multiple babies (twins), recurrent pregnancy loss, baby growth issue or evidence of possible birth defect would let you seek out for an MFM pregnancy specialist doctor.
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