The Midwifery Model of Care
As any mother who has experienced the midwifery model of care will tell you, midwives provide unparalleled physical, emotional and wellness support during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.
The Midwifery 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.