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The Midwives Model of Care™

The Midwives Model of Care™ is based on the fact that pregnancy and natural childbirth 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 model has been proven to reduce to incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

Background information for defining the Midwives Model of Care

The Midwives Model of Care was created in 1996 through a coalition of representives from Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) and Citizens for Midwifery (CFM). The objective was to create a definition that would address the principle concerns of health care decision-makers regarding midwives and midwifery practices.

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