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 [or as requested] 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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