The Midwives Model of Care© was created by the Midwifery Taskforce Inc., in 1996 as a collaborative effort between Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) and Citizens for Midwifery (CfM). It was inspired as a response to the fact that most mainstream medical doctors had no idea what midwifery care really meant, and – therefore – felt it was an unsafe practice. The definition reads as follows:
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.
Copyright (c) 1996-2008, Midwifery Task Force, Inc., All Rights Reserved.
This is the model of care by which Justine adheres to with every pregnancy and birth she has the honor to facilitate.