Ask A Midwife
An interactive way to learn more about women’s health, pregnancy and birth, and midwifery care: Ask a Midwife! Keeping track of the information you need to know about your health can be hard. Get the answers to health’s most persistent questions directly from the top experts around: midwives!
Check out the answers to some reader-submitted questions below, or email us a question of your own! New questions and answers will be posted regularly, so check back often.
- Is Spotting During Pregnancy Normal?
I’m spotting for the first time during a pregnancy. Is this normal?
- How Can I Become A Midwife?
I am interested in becoming a midwife but I live abroad.
- Am I Pregnant?
I have some questions about my symptoms. Could I be pregnant?
- Is Sex Safe During Pregnancy?
I am 13 weeks pregnant now. Is it safe to have sex with my husband during this time?
- How does the NuvaRing work?
NuvaRing and the Pill both use hormones to prevent pregnancy, but how do they differ?
- Is using nitrous oxide for pain relief during labor safe?
Other countries like the UK allow use of Nitrous Oxide or “laughing gas” for pain relief during labor and delivery, but is it safe?