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Moments of truth are personal. They happen in different ways for everyone, and for different reasons. Have you ever wondered about the way other people approach their health and their care? Below, check out stories from real people like you about their experiences with the US health care system and with midwifery care. You can also share your own here.

Exactly what I wanted

When I became pregnant, I found a large midwife practice that worked at the hospital where I'd chosen to give birth. The more I read about midwives after that, the more certain I was of my decision and of the ability of my body to do what it was supposed to do. I was confident the whole way through that any of the 20 midwives in the practice would treat me as a person, not a patient, and their constant reassurances that I was doing fine during the pregnancy bore that out. When I went into labor, I had full confidence in myself and my providers, the midwives let me call the shots and kept up my confidence, and because of this, I was able to birth my daughter naturally. I'm sticking to my one and only daughter, but I happily refer any newly pregnant friends to use midwives for their care.

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