We believe that…
- Childbearing is a profound experience, which carries significant meaning to the woman, her family and the community.
- Birth is a normal physiological process.
- Midwives are the most appropriate care providers to attend low risk women during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postnatal period.
- Midwifery care throughout the lifespan empowers women to assume responsibility for their health and for the health of their families.
- Midwifery care takes place in partnership with women and is personalized, continuous and non-authoritarian, during pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period, and during routine well woman and gynecologic care.
- Midwifery care through out the lifespan combines art and science. Midwifery care is holistic in nature, grounded in an understanding of the social, emotional, cultural, spiritual, psychological and physical experiences of women and based upon the best available evidence for whatever phase of life she is in.
- Midwives have confidence and trust in, and respect for women and their capabilities in childbirth and throughout all of the phases of their life.
- The woman is the primary decision-maker in her care through out all of the phases of her life and she has the right to information that enhances her decision-making abilities.
As a result:
- Midwifery care promotes, protects and supports women’s reproductive and gynecologic rights and respects ethnic and cultural diversity.
- Midwifery practice promotes and advocates for non-intervention in normal childbirth.
- Midwifery practice builds women’s self confidence in handling childbirth.
- Midwives use technology appropriately and refer in a timely manner when problems arise.
- Midwives offer anticipatory and flexible care for all of the phases of a woman’s life.
- Midwives provide women with appropriate information and advice in a way that promotes participation and facilitates informed decision making for every phase of your reproductive life cycle.
- Midwifery care maintains trust and mutual respect between the midwife and the family.
In order to provide the highest quality of service we expect:
- The woman to keep all scheduled appointments on time.
- Come to visits prepared to discuss any questions or concerns.
- Read all materials that are provided in the office for educational purposes.
- Seek out educational experiences including, classes, books, seminars.
- Always call the Midwife on call before going to the hospital, emergency room, or labor and delivery.
- Take responsibility for your own health, pregnancy and birth experience.