The Midwives Model of Care
The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes. It includes:
- Monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the child bearing 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.Copyright 1996-2007, Midwifery Task Force, Inc.