Happy International Day of the Midwife

A big thank you to all the midwives around the world who are working to improve the health of families.

What is the Midwifery Model of Care? Midwives Alliance of North America describes it this way:

“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.”
http://mana.org/definitions.html#MMOC

Did you use a midwife? Remember to thank her today! Do you know a great midwife in your community? Give her public thanks in a comment here!

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