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Midwifery

“You are a midwife, assisting at someone else’s birth. Do good without show or fuss. Facilitate what is happening rather than what you think ought to be happening. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge. When the baby is born, the mother will rightly say: “We did it ourselves!”
~ From The Tao Te Ching

Burke BirthThe Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes and includes:

  • Observing and assessing the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing year.
  • Individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care.
  • Continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and ongoing postpartum support.
  • Minimizing technological interventions.
  • Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.

The woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section and significantly improve a woman’s satisfaction with her birth experience.

“The whole point of woman-centered birth is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source. She may need, and deserve, help, but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power.”
~ Heather McCue