Whether you choose an OBGYN or a midwife to care for you during your pregnancy, you will want to make sure that you are on the same page regarding your prenatal care and the delivery of your baby. Talk to your health care provider about your concern for the environment and your desire to have a green pregnancy and delivery.  Here are some questions you can ask to help you find an eco-friendly health care provider.

  • Do you support my decision to make my pregnancy and delivery as health and natural as possible?
  • Can you suggest ways that my delivery and pregnancy can be greener?
  • Are you willing to consider alternative forms of medicine?
  • What can I bring with me (or have at home) to ensure that my delivery room is as green as practical?
These questions will help you start a discussion with your health care provider about the different things you both can do to make sure that your pregnancy, labor, and delivery are as green as possible.

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