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Call the Midwife? Read this first

The use of midwives during the labor and delivery process is becoming more common. The Columbus Dispatch published a great story on the issue over the weekend where it highlighted the rising popularity of using midwives and the dangers associated with it. Here are a few highlights from the article:

Did you or your baby suffer because of pre-eclampsia?

Having a baby can be one of the most exciting and rewarding, yet worrisome, experiences of your life. If it is the first time you've been pregnant, you may be anxious, not knowing quite what to expect. Even if you already have several children, every pregnancy and birth is unique, so issues you face with one situation might not even be present in another.

Your doctor is accountable for his or her medical diagnosis

Even if you have some type of medical background, there is no expectation you will be able to properly diagnose yourself. That is part of a licensed medical doctor's job. When you seek medical examination because you are not feeling well, it is reasonable that you expect your doctor to be able to figure out the underlying cause of your ill health. 

Our Recent Blog Posts

  • Apr 19 : How to identify a case of sepsis after a surgical procedure
    You knew before you went into surgery that one of the risks was infection. You expected the Ohio medical staff surrounding you to watch for the signs. If you did contract an infection, you expected them to identify and treat...
  • Apr 05 : Pregnancy complications that warrant action from your doctor
    When you're pregnant, your doctor or midwife has a fiduciary duty to closely observe your and your baby's conditions to help you both stay as safe as possible so that you will have a healthy labor and delivery. If a...
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