Midwives Become Status Symbol in New York City | Parents News Now, by Holly Lebowitz Rossi

Are midwives becoming trendy, like juice cleanses and Tom’s shoes? It seems that way, at least among certain well-dressed pockets of New York society, where midwifery is no longer seen as a weird, fringe practice favored by crunchy types, but as an enlightened, more natural choice for the famous and fashionable.

via Midwives Become Status Symbol in New York City | Parents News Now, by Holly Lebowitz Rossi.

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2 thoughts on “Midwives Become Status Symbol in New York City | Parents News Now, by Holly Lebowitz Rossi

  1. I have been an OB/GYN for 25 years and love what I do– but I also have come to understand that midwives can add much to my obstetrical practice– I now employ 3 midwives who are able to provide our patients with CHOICES– that is what an expectant mother really desires- to have a healthy baby…now with the collaborative care my midwives and I can offer our patients, everyone wins- the patients getting the ability to have choices, the midwives- who can care for the low-risk normal pregnancies and labors and deliveries, and me- who has more time to spend with the hich risk patients who can benefit from my training, experience and expertise when needed……

  2. Thanks, Ingrid, for your insight. I am just thrilled to see progress in mother baby care. I know care varies widely and from person to person but just the fact that women are starting to take initiative and play an active role in their care is awesome. I wish it wasn’t a divide as to where you give birth or the few letters that follow your healthcare providers name that mattered but just the quality of care and that’s what excites me about this “trend” in midwifery care. Whether you’re an OB, a midwife, an RN, collaborative health care is the best health care.

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