National Midwifery Week!
The Midwifery Model of Care is an approach to healthcare that is different than the Medical Model of Care practiced by most Obstetricians. Our Bodies Ourselves explains:
The classic midwifery model is based on the assumption that most pregnancies, labors, and births are normal biological processes that result in healthy outcomes for both mothers and babies. It focuses on maximizing the health and wellness of a woman and her baby, identifying and managing medical problems early on, and attending to the emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of pregnancy and birth.
Midwifery care seeks to protect, support, and avoid interfering with the unique rhythm, character, and timing of each woman’s labor. Midwives are trained to be vigilant in identifying women with serious complications. Medical expertise and interventions are sought when necessary but are not used routinely.
The Midwives of See Baby Midwifery trust women and birth, and work daily to Bring Birth Back!
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