1: What is the Midwifery Model Of Care?
The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.
The Midwives 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.
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2: Why choose a Midwife?
Because research shows that when the midwifery model of care is applied, between eighty-five to ninety-five percent of healthy women will safely give birth without surgery
Ina May Gaskin. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth (New York, New York: Bantam Dell, 2003) 184.[Back to top]
3: What are the Midwives Statistics?
4: What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife?
Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) provide comprehensive women’s health care and wellness including pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period, as well as newborn care, family planning and the gynecological needs of women throughout her life.
CNMs are registered nurses with graduate education in midwifery. They have graduated from a nurse-midwifery education program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). This education includes a university degree as well as hands-on clinical training by practicing CNMs. They also have passed the national certification exam of the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).[Back to top]
5: Will my insurance be accepted?
We work with most insurance companies to secure payment for our services. When insurances do not cover our services, our self-pay fees are reasonable. Please contact us for a free consultation to discuss our practice and your particular insurance policy. Please note: we do not accept Medicaid or Medicare.[Back to top]
6: When I’m in labor, can I...?
We believe women should be afforded a safe, serene and secure environment in which to labor and deliver their baby. The mother will be able to walk and move about freely, eat, drink, and listen to music during labor, as she desires. Making the mother comfortable is paramount to a productive labor.[Back to top]