What is a midwife?
Midwives are trained health professionals who offer health care services to women ranging from pregnancy, family planning, routine gynecological care, childbirth, and postpartum. Midwives are able to deliver babies in hospitals, birth centers, and homes.
*Contact your insurance provider to find an in-network provider for Midwifery care.
What is an obstetrician?
An obstetrician specializes in all aspects of pregnancy, from prenatal care to postpartum care.
*Contact your insurance provider to find an in-network provider for obstetric care.
What is a family doctor?
A family doctor is a medical doctor who is trained to provide primary care to patients of any age and gender.
*Contact your insurance provider to find an in-network provider for primary care.
What is a birth center?
A birthing center is a healthcare facility, staffed by nurse midwives, midwives and/or obstetricians, for mothers in labor, who may be assisted by doulas and coaches.
Accredited Birth center locator:
American Association of Birth Centers
Ascension Birth Center of Michigan
Birth Center at UM Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital
*Contact your insurance provider to find out if a birth center is an option of care for you.
What is home birth?
Home Birth is defined as giving birth in your place of residence.
Who can have a home birth?
Home birth is usually utilized by women who are in good health with a low-risk pregnancy. Talk to your doctor for more information about how a home birth could be right for you.