Dr. Zsemlye Explains When to Bring in an OB-GYN for Pregnancy

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She tells Giddy when to bring in an OB-GYN for pregnancy care to work with a midwife

One of the most important decisions that moms-to-be choose is who will care for them throughout their pregnancy and labor & delivery.

Choosing an OB-GYN for pregnancy or midwife is a totally up to the individual. However, it’s important to understand the scenarios and situations in which an OB-GYN would be needed.

“Midwifery care is focused on physiologic birth, working towards a birthing experience that’s as natural as possible,” said Dr. Meggan Zsemlye, a clinical professor, medical director of inpatient obstetrics and gynecology, and obstetrics liaison to midwifery at University of Colorado Hospital.

“Obstetricians are more interventional and collaborate with midwives in cases where a midwife has a patient that needs more advanced care, like a cesarean section,” Dr. Zsemlye continued. “The hospital I work in has midwives and OB-GYNs collaborating and working side by side.”

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