Pregnancy: Choosing a Health Professional
Several types of health professionals are trained to provide medical care or support for prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care. These include:
In addition to a trained medical professional, you may want to use:
Some clinics and hospitals offer a group practice approach. Although you choose a primary caregiver, you will also see each of the other doctors or midwives at least once during your pregnancy. If your primary caregiver isn't available when you go into labor, you will then be familiar with the doctor or midwife who attends your delivery.
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