Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Pregnancy 1) Childbirth Options

There are a number of different options available for delivery of your baby. If you take a childbirth education class, you may complete a birthing plan. The birthing plan will address some of the options available to you.

There are several options for the location of delivery. Possible choices include the hospital, home, or a birthing center. Certified nurse midwives usually staff birthing centers. Nurse midwives also perform home deliveries. Midwives work closely with doctors, so that the doctor can provide care when problems arise during the pregnancy or delivery.

Most physicians prefer to deliver babies at the hospital. This is because the hospital provides the tools and technology needed to manage complications. All high-risk pregnancies or deliveries are performed at the hospital.

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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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