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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.

Healthcare and Healing

"I can't find a heart beat. I'm sorry, but you have had a spontaneous abortion." I felt hollow and empty as those words echoed inside of my head. No heart beat? How could that be? As I struggled over the next few weeks to deal with the questions that bombarded me and tortured me, "What did I do wrong? What could I have done differently?" I realized I had been given healthcare, but what I needed was healing. When I got pregnant again I was assaulted by anxiety, and I knew that I could not go back to the same Doctor's office it left me feeling cold and clinical. I needed to find healthcare that could offer me a human touch, where I could be a person with feelings and not just a patient or a chart number. I chose Midwives because they cared for me as a person. My midwife didn't just answer my questions she also addresses my feelings and ease my fears. They couldn't perform magic, but I was confident they would do whatever was possible to encourage and support my pregnancy. This was my moment.

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