What Do Midwives Provide?
We monitor your pregnancy closely to make sure there are no indications of risk and when they arise, we are trained to seek the support needed to address the issue.
Throughout your prenatal experience we encourage good nutrition, education, and a healthy attitude to help you achieve a safe and normal birth. We offer individualized, personal care from the beginning of your pregnancy and a customized a model of care and support right through the postpartum period and early parenting.
Midwives listen to their patients individual needs to help each woman achieve a safe and normal childbirth experience. Our approach to natural, healthy childbirth is designed to eliminate unnecessary medical interventions.
We are able to utilize some appropriate interventions when medically indicated. Many women consider natural birth empowering. A woman who is supported through labor, as she instinctively wants to birth, is a woman who will likely feel positive about her birth experience and future parenting skills. Her baby is more alert and placed on her skin (promoting maternal bonding) and breastfeeding is more likely to be enjoyable and successful. Proponents of natural childbirth note that anesthetics can increase the likelihood of complications, because labor may be slowed and the naturally occurring hormones of birth are not passed on to the baby.
Read more about midwives and normal birth by checking out the “Healthy Birth” documents at www.ourmomentoftruth.com.
Midwives are with you every step of the way.
Although the midwive’s role is often seen only as a part of the birth itself, it is a integral mission of the Midwifery Model of Care to provide care, support, encouragement, and information during the postpartum phase of a woman’s childbirth experience. From perinatal mood swings to anxiety and often even more serious conditions, we are in touch and there to help monitor and guide you through this often challenging phase of the birth experience. We can help you connect to the resources and information you need as well provide useful tips and critical encouragement to help every mother move past any challenges they may be facing.
We believe that annual check-ups, preventive medicine and the on-going support that we provide are the best medicine.
Women are often neglecting to put themselves first when it comes to healthcare and our mission is to reach out to all women to help them understand how important their health maintenance practices are. The personal attention given clients by attending midwives is often a welcome resource to patients looking for an ongoing personal dialogue on their issues and concerns. Midwives find that the annual checkup is a great way to stay in touch and in tune with their patients and remain active contributors in their patients goal to stay well.
We believe that annual check-ups, preventive Midwives often assist their patients to set accessible health goals and teach them ways of meeting these goals throughout their lives.
Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Without proper nutrition, health declines making one more susceptible to a variety of illness and disease. As part of a balanced and healthy model of care, certified nurse-midwives are active in promoting and monitoring their patients nutritional practices to help improve their overall health.