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Midwives Model of Care™

The Midwives Model of Care™ is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. 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 and;

•  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

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The Midwives Model of Care definition above is Copyright ©
1996-2001, Midwifery Task Force, All Rights Reserved.
Good research shows that when the midwifery model of care is applied, between eighty-five and ninety-five percent of healthy women will safely give birth without surgery or instruments.                  

-Ina May Gaskin
I have chosen the Midwifery Model of Care because it matches my personal philosophy:  that birth is a normal event and low-risk for most woman; that woman should be provided with care by a trusted practitioner that is there to educate and guide her through every phase of the childbearing year; that the pregnant family should be thoroughly involved and listened and trusted; interventions often cause more harm when used unnecessarily or routinely; obstetricians are thankfully there when technology and interventions may be needed.  

This model is women-centered.  Also called the humanistic model of care, as it recognizes the oneness of mind and body. It is quite a different model and philosophy from how Obstetricians and most CNM's practice.  One would also be quite challenged to find this type of model in a hospital in this country.


​ It does not fit into the techno-medical setting.  However, a homebirth is the ideal setting for the midwifery model of care to really flourish. 

Why Homebirth?

Midwifery Model of Care