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Published on August 07, 2014

Ann Noland & Pregnancy and Childbirth

Ann Noland
Patients: Ann Noland, Adamstown, MD

Location: Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Service: Pregnancy & Childbirth

Provider: Midwifery Care Associates

Despite distance, 33-year-old Ann Noland of Adamstown chose to deliver her first child at Shady Grove Medical Center in 2009.

"I wanted midwives to deliver my baby and back in 2009, the only hospital that they were able to deliver at was Shady Grove," she says. "Even though we were living in Frederick, that decided where we were going because I wanted to have a natural birth with very little intervention and I felt I would get that birth scenario with a midwife."

Shady Grove works with the certified nurse midwives at Midwifery Care Associates and is one of the only hospitals in the area that delivers with midwives.

"Many women are pleased to know that they can use a midwife and deliver at our hospital," says Kathy Schaaf, birth advisor at Shady Grove Medical Center. "Midwives are a great option for women who are looking for a holistic and natural birth experience."

Ann returned to Shady Grove for the births of all her children. In addition to midwife support, she participated in the hospital's breastfeeding classes.

Ann is now a mother of three, delivering her most recent child, a boy named Atticus, in June 2014. She says it is always beneficial to have the support and knowledge of nurses during those first few days. "Even for an experienced mother, each baby is different and they really know what they're talking about," she says. "It's nice to have them there to guide you."

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