Midwifery model of care



Midwifery model of care

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You are about to experience the birth of your baby!

Women are learning that pregnancy and childbirth are normal, health processes, not diseases. And they are finding out that they and their families can benefit from the care of a midwife.

The Midwives Model of Care includes prenatal visits and �hands-on� care throughout labour, birth and right after. It results in less chance of complications, fewer interventions, and a healthier birth for you and your baby.

Women are most likely to labour best in a place where they feel free, safe and private, with attendants whom they know and trust.

Many women find that they feel most comfortable at home or in a birth centre, with the ongoing attention and nurturing care of a midwife trained in gentle, natural, safe childbirth.

Pregnancy and childbirth involve every part of you. Your feelings, hopes, fears, physical and practical needs, and spiritual or religious beliefs can all affect your pregnancy and birth. A midwife providing the Midwives Model of Care addresses all of these aspects to help you give birth naturally, safely and confidently. In addition, women who experience the Midwives Model of Care report feelings of great satisfaction and empowerment.