The Midwives Model of Care™ Is Woman - Centered
The Midwives Model of Care™ is a fundamentally different approach to pregnancy and childbirth than contemporary obstetrics. Midwifery care is uniquely nurturing, hands-on care before, during, and after birth. Midwives are health care professionals specializing in pregnancy and childbirth who develop a trusting relationship with their clients, which results in confident, supported labor and birth. While there are different types of midwives practicing in various settings, all midwives are trained to provide comprehensive prenatal care and education, guide labor and birth, address complications, and care for newborns.
What does The Midwives Model of Care™ include?
The Midwives Model of Care™ is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The Midwives Model includes: monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle. This includes: providing the mother with individualized education/counseling and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during the labor and birth process, and postpartum support. All of this is provided while minimizing technological interventions while also identifying and referring women who require obstetrical care. The application of this model has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section. (Midwives Model of Care definition is Copyrighted © by the Midwifery Task Force, all rights reserved)
Who is appropriate for midwifery care?
Midwifery Care is appropriate for healthy women with a low risk pregnancy that are receiving regular prenatal care. Low risk pregnancy associated with home birth is a safe and reasonable option. The choice of birth setting is a personal decision, and many factors must be taken into consideration including: risk factors involving mother and/or baby, distance from the hospital/surgical care, along with the environment in which the mother feels most comfortable and secure. It is Embrace Birth Care’s belief that it is the parents' right and decision to make an informed choice regarding birth setting, understanding that there are risks and benefits to both home and hospital births. The midwife's role is to provide primary care for women during pregnancy, labor, and birth, along with postpartum care for the newborn and woman in the postpartum period for up to six weeks. Within the realm of safe care, your care team will support you and your family.
Why do families choose
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* Some women desire to give birth without medical interventions, such as pain medication, labor augmentation, labor induction, or continuous fetal heart rate monitoring.
* Some families desire to give birth in a more comfortable, familiar place surrounded by family, friends, their children, support animals, or minimal guests.
** Eating and drinking during labor is always a bonus
* No restrictions to a bed, birth in whatever position feels best for you (standing, squatting, hands and Knees, side lying, etc.).
* Laboring and Birthing in Water
* Higher success rates for VBAC
* A desire for freedom and control in the birthing process.
*Cultural or religious reasons.
* Lower cost with higher personalized, and quality care.
* Partnership in the decision making process, informed choice.