Essay on The Effects Of Prenatal Care On The Birth Of A Midwife

2134 Words Dec 17th, 2016 9 Pages
The year prior to becoming pregnant, an ectopic pregnancy occurred, followed by emergency surgery. They removed the right fimbria, where the baby has implanted. They gave a 50/50% diagnosis in regards to future pregnancies. Hope for a baby was stifled.
When the pregnancy test came back positive I was overjoyed. Chapter 4 in our text, “the Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence” by Kathleen Stassen Berger. gave a clear picture of how a baby is conceived and the development till birth. This was fascinating when I was pregnant the technology was not as advanced as today. The photos taken in vitro show such definition and evoke emotion.
In this situation, prenatal care was in the hands of a midwife. We were living in a Chiropractic College community, it was common to use a midwife. Each month she would do the prenatal exams, including checking weight gain, blood pressure, urine tests, and a physical exam. This was in the days before ultrasounds, she used a Doppler test. The Doppler test in pregnancy is defined per, “A Doppler is a form of ultrasound scan that helps to assess your baby 's health. It measures the blood flow in different parts of your baby 's body, such as his umbilical cord, brain, and heart. This helps to show whether he 's getting all the oxygen and nutrients he needs via the placenta.” The baby did not like this test and would move away from the sound waves. The midwife had a backup doctor that required exams, early and again later in…

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