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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.

My body, My baby

Words simply do not exist explain the impact that my midwives had on my life. After a 5 year struggle with infertility, I was finally pregnant. It was only when my OB suggested that I just go ahead and think about an induction date that I knew she was not going to deliver my baby. I was only 12 weeks pregnant! I was lucky enough to run across a local group of nurse midwives who understood my desire for as little intervention as possible, don't get me wrong, I was not interested in a completely natural childbirth, but I surely was not interested in scheduling an induction!! My midwives took the approach that it was my body and my baby and that those two things gave me all the decision making power. I had amazing experiences and still wish my midwives were here so that I could personally thank them. Those who haven't had the pleasure to deliver a baby this way have missed out!

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