Midwives listen to their patients individual needs to help each woman achieve a safe and natural childbirth experience. Our approach to normal, 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.