The Midwives 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:
•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 woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
With this birth, I feel that it would be best for me to have a health care provider that:
Here is a great video from YouTube that talks about some of the benefits of choosing a midwife.
Diana J. says
I can't remember if you're in Phx or not, but I believe that the Bethany midwives do VBAC, and I think that Brittani Hamilton, CNM, does them too. It's too bad CPMs can't do VBAC, but there are great in-hospital midwives that do VBAC. I'll be interested to see who you find! Good luck with the search!! 🙂
I have heard great things about the bethany midwives, so we will definitely be interviewing a few of them. Unfortunately Brittani works at hospitals with vbac bans, so she can't do them. I can tell that she is a wonderful midwife though.
I hope you can find a midwife… I wish that here in WA. midwives weren't hunted down and persecuted for attending a VBAC…
Sarah H says
Congratulations on you pregnancy! I'll look forward to hearing about your experiences!!
Buscando la Luz says
Yes, the Bethany midwives are awesome and do VBACs. Good luck with your search, Missy!
Just ME the MOM says
Wow! I'm a L&D nurse and I can't believe all the great information you have on your blog. You've done a fantastic job – Best wishes!
Thanks so much:)
missy, thanks so much for the comment on my birth blog. i am so happy you're reading!
i love your blog. there is so much great information here. i am so excited that you're pregnant again and wish you the best with your VBAC! i think it is wonderful that you are taking your birth into your hands. best of luck finding a midwife…i have also heard that the Bethany midwives are great! another great doctor (although an OB) is Dr. Brass-Jones. she is very into natural birth and probably one of the most alternative doctors you'll find (if finding a midwife doesn't pan out). i'm excited to continue reading about your journey!