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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 Best Decision

When I first got pregnant, I didn't have a clue what to do. I found an OB that was close and made some phone calls. After a couple of months I began to look into midwives and was so excited to find one covered by my insurance! Not only was one covered, but it was the perfect one. I knew before I even took the tour that was going to be where I had my child. The freestanding birth center had two midwives and an assistant who were all amazing. I never felt nervous or concerned that my child and myself were not receiving the best medical attention that we needed. My labor was early, which was very unexpected for a first child, and very quick. I am again so thankful for the birth center I used. They were all very calm and encouraging. With the labor going so quickly, I'm glad that we didn't have all of the issues of a hospital birth, simple things like parking, checking in, and getting to a room I'm sure would have stressed me out. And after my wonderful experience, I never thought twice about using the same birth center or midwife for my second or third birth. And in less than a month, I'll have my third child with them! I wish all women could feel so empowered and encouraged for their births. It made the experience a loving memory for me.

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