Saturday, December 1, 2007

What is Good Prenatal Care?

Awhile ago I was sitting in a seminar/class for people who work in the world of midwifery and/or obstetrics.
A very wise woman was articulating what prenatal care is all about. She said something profound that I've never forgot. In her words,

"Being a midwife or an obstetrician is not just about catching babies. Being the primary caregiver for a pregnant woman is teaching the mother to be the primary caregiver for herself and her baby. We cannot give prenatal care. We can only give a lot of information to the mother to help her give herself better prenatal care."

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