The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.

The Midwives Model of Care includes:

  • Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle
  • Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
  • Minimizing technological interventions
  • Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention

The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

Midwifery is a safe, evidence-based choice for healthy pregnant women, backed by strong research. In 2014, the Midwives Alliance of North America released a landmark study, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (JMWH), comfirming that among low-risk women, planned home births result in low rates of interventions without an increase in adverse outcomes for mothers and babies. This study, which examines nearly 17,000 courses of midwife-led care, is the largest analysis of planned home birth in the U.S. ever published. The results of this study, and those of its companion article about the development of the MANA Stats registry, confirm the safety and overwhelmingly positive health benefits for low-risk mothers and babies who choose to birth at home with a midwife. At every step of the way, midwives are providing excellent care. This study enables families, providers and policymakers to have a transparent look at the risks and benefits of planned home birth as well as the health benefits of normal physiologic birth. This study adds to the large and growing body of research that has found that planned home birth with a midwife is not only safe for babies and mothers with low-risk pregnancies, but results in health and cost benefits that reach far beyond one pregnancy.

Our clients answer the question, “Why Choose Midwifery?”

“For centuries woman supported woman through childbirth — emotionally and physically — with constant companionship, love, empathy, encouragement, and gentle reassurance when needed.” ~Heather

“You can bring your baby into the world in the comforts of your own home with familiar surroundings.”  ~Jessica

“In most situations, labor and birth are normal, natural bodily functions, and as such have no reason to be made into a medical event, let alone an illness, emergency, or procedure!” ~Heather

“Birth is a blessed event to be cherished by all who get to participate. Midwives understand this, and give of themselves and their time. You are a person having a life changing experience, not a patient to be rushed through a process.”  ~Esther

“Birth is a natural and wonderful thing. Midwives support the process…They make a mommy feel empowered and safe doing what nature intended.” ~Danielle

“In the care of a midwife, I felt tended to and cared for and fully supported in my wishes surrounding my pregnancy and birth. I never felt rushed or pressured. I was able to have a beautiful, healthy and dignified birth where the wishes of my family and the safety of my baby were put first.” ~Maggie

“To be treated with respect and to be responsible for my own birth experience. To have our birth and the moments/hours afterward observed as sacred.”  ~Heather

“Midwives practice evidence-based care.” ~Ryan

 

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