By Melissa Lawlor, CNM, IBCLC, Robin’s Nest Midwifery PLLC
Photos: Courtesy of Melissa Lawlor
The Hudson Valley abounds with birth options, and the search for a health-care provider to entrust your pregnancy, labor and birth to can be quite overwhelming. Obstetrician or midwife? Hospital, birth center or home birth? You Google OB/midwife practices, ask your friends for opinions, post questions on social media and alas, you are still bewildered.
As a Certified Nurse Midwife who has practiced within hospital, free-standing birth center and home birth settings, I am well situated to provide education on birth options in the Hudson Valley. Remember, this is your baby, your birth. Only you know what feels right to you.