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As Anne Frye says: “Midwifery is grounded in the perspective that most women, given physical and psychological support by a trained midwife and accompanied by loved ones, will give birth safely with few, if any, interventions. Midwives screen their patients carefully, watch for complications, and rely on obstetricians in cases requiring intervention. But they spend much of their time educating patients and tend to see their role as collaborative rather than authoritative. Midwives are guardians of the normal.” (http://archives.yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/2004_09/midwifery.html).
Certified Professional Midwives
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:
As midwives, we believe the practice of midwifery to be distinct from the practice of medicine. We base our profession on a model of care, which believes:
(Based on New Mexico’s Scope of Practice and Standards and Guidelines document, to be found at: https://nmhealth.org/publication/view/guide/1725/. )
Home Birth Midwifery Care
Well Woman Care (For Established Clients)
Do you dread going for your yearly/tri-yearly well woman visit? It doesn’t have to be a dreadful thing to ensure your overall health. Well woman care with a midwife is probably a lot different from the well woman care you have received in the past. We take a holistic approach to your individual concerns and needs. Well woman visits are resonably priced to fit even the smallest budgets. This care may include, but is not limited to, the following:
Resources and Information For Current Midwifery Clients:
This is wonderful information and a video that addresses newborn blood spot screening. Visit www.savebabies.org, and click on Minnesota or Wisconsin, or whatever your state of residence is. https://youtu.be/Zwb1tQPHmxs.
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