Yvett Busche always knew she wanted a midwife during her pregnancy. Her decision stemmed from watching a family member’s birth experience years earlier.
“It didn’t seem like she had a lot of control over her birth or postpartum care. I wanted someone who was really focused on the care and bond of mother and baby and after some research it seemed like a midwife was the best option for me,” she says.
Busche used a midwife three years ago when she had her daughter in North Carolina and was happy with her experience. Although she knew she wanted to use a midwife again when she found out she was pregnant with her second child, the birthing center near her home in Hamburg didn’t offer midwives.