Midwives and labor doulas favor a holistic approach to pregnancy.
Midwives provide prenatal, postpartum and newborn
care, and are often used instead of an obstetrician during the delivery.
Labor doulas provide emotional and physical support for a laboring woman
and her family, and are usually used in addition to a medical doctor, and to prevent the need for
pharmacological pain relief.
Be sure to check that the midwife/doula you choose is certified by an accredited organization.
Your midwife should be a Certified Nurse-Midwife - a registered nurse
that has completed required training at a school accredited by the
American College of Nurse-Midwives.
Doula your choose should be certified by an accredited organization such as
Doulas of North America (DONA),
or your hospital/birthing center.
Schedule your consultation with your midwife/doula as early as possible.
List of Midwives though Carolinas HealthCare System
List Through American College of Nurse-Midwives
Carolina Nurse Midwives
4315 Physicians Blvd. Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates
1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 400 Charlotte, NC 28204-2839
We offer certified nurse-midwives
Pineville Gynecology & Obstetrical Associates
10620 Park Rd, Bldg 400, Ste 112 Charlotte, NC 28210
Laurel OB/GYN Associates
1718 E 4th St Ste 201 Charlotte, NC 28204-3289
Charlotte-area Doula Organization
Doulas of North America
National organization providing referrals for trained local doulas and midwives
Yalad Shalom Birth Services
Kathryn Berkowitz CLA, CCE ALACE Birth/labor support; Childbirth Education Classes Serving Charlotte/Newton areas
A Helpers Hands Birth Service
Providing labor doula, lactation and postpartum support Serving Charlotte and surrounding area
Shekinah Birthing Co. of Charlotte
Birthing From Within Style Childbirth Classes Serving Charlotte Providing Birth doula, Birthing From Within classes, belly casting,
blessing ways, labor support workshops and Reiki
Susan Myers, AAHCC 2003 Affiliated Bradley Method® Childbirth Instructor Serving the Charlotte and Concord, NC Metro Areas
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