Are you considering opting for a midwife rather than an obstetrician to help you through your pregnancy, but you have no idea where to start the process of choosing the one that’s right for you? Here’s what you need to know to find a midwife that will suit you and your baby best.

Ask yourself what kind of birth you want. Do you want a natural hospital birth? A water birth at a birth center? To birth at home? It’s okay if you aren’t sure in the early days of creating your birth plan. One of the most important steps in choosing the right midwife is to interview prospective candidates. After you’ve done your homework researching your options, you may also want to talk with friends and family who have worked with a midwife to see what their experience was like and who they might recommend. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, you’ll want to set up a time to visit them where they practice and discuss any questions you have about their care philosophy.

Finally, trust your instincts. Go with your gut on the midwife you feel most at ease and comfortable with. You’ll know when you’ve connected with the person that you feel like you can trust with the care and delivery of your precious baby.

At Birth Center Stone Oak, we provide you with support to allow the birth of your child in a warm, family-friendly, natural setting, with our team of certified midwives. We not only provide labor and delivery services, but our center features a full range of women’s healthcare needs, including prenatal care, prenatal yoga in San Antonio, postpartum follow-up, and counseling. Contact us today to take a tour and meet with one of our midwives.