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Midwife Services Specialist

Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates

Board Certified OB/GYN located in Decatur, GA

At Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates, your licensed midwife works closely with you to provide the most comprehensive care during an important time in your life. At their office in Decatur, Georgia, Shirley Rigaud-Echols, MD, and the practice’s experienced midwife offer a welcoming, supportive environment that focuses on your needs and your baby’s growth and development. They also provide breastfeeding support, gynecological exams, and resources to boost your confidence as a new mom. To learn more about midwife services, call the Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates office, or book an appointment online now.

Midwife Services Q & A

What are midwife services?

Midwife services refer to personalized pregnancy care that focuses on integrative, holistic care during pregnancy, delivery, and in your initial weeks postpartum. Midwife means “with woman,” and Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates works closely with each woman to help them achieve a happy, healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery.

The licensed midwife at Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates focuses on the health needs of you and your baby. Midwives are extensively trained, much like OB/GYN physicians, in assisting women in all stages of a low-risk pregnancy, and offer midwife services like:

  • Genetic screenings
  • Fetal health evaluations
  • Natural vaginal birth plans
  • Diabetes nutrition counseling

Midwives have the skills to address a miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss, as well as pregnancy complications, like placenta previa and bleeding.

Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates offers comprehensive pregnancy care through in-office consultations and routine home visits. Midwives are also available to answer your questions or concerns through video chat and phone calls.

What can I expect during a midwifery consultation?

During your initial visit to Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates, you get to meet with the midwife provider and learn more about the services available to assist you in your pregnancy.

The staff takes time to get to know you and your unique needs. Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates always provides midwife services with compassion and takes into consideration your values, goals, and lifestyle to provide the highest level of personalized care to ensure your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. 

Your initial consultation involves a review of your personal and family medical history to assess your health needs. Your Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates provider also takes the time to learn more about your expectations for prenatal care and your pregnancy and delivery. They can discuss your options for home-care and home-birth during your initial evaluation.

What are the benefits of midwife services?

The goal of Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates is to support you through all phases of your pregnancy and delivery, so you can focus on enjoying the experience. Your midwife creates care plans to suit your goals for pregnancy and childbirth, including providing options for a safe delivery without the use of medications.

Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates midwife services also include supportive, personalized care as you adjust to life as a new mom. Midwives are skilled in breastfeeding support and routine gynecological postpartum care.

Relying on the midwife services of Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates ensures that you get to make the best health care decisions for you and your new baby throughout your pregnancy and during your delivery.

To schedule a midwifery consultation, call the Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates office or book an appointment online now.