Philosophy of care


  • Women were created by God with the ability to give birth naturally.
  • Birth is a natural and normal life process.
  • Most women can give birth without the assistance of a healthcare professional.
  • Interference with the natural process of birth should be as minimal as possible.
  • Only medically complicated pregnancies and labors should be managed medically. 
  • Interfering with a normal pregnancy and labor may create complications and lead to more interventions. 
  • A woman should have the option to give birth where she feels most comfortable.
  • Women can learn to cope with the pain of labor, since it is part of a healthy feedback system in the body.
  • A woman should be able to include her family in her pregnancy and birth to the extent that she feels comfortable.
  • The presence of a midwife at a birth allows many women to feel safe, and consequently, to have a smoother birth.
  • The purpose of a midwife is to minimize risk of complications through the use of preventative (education, lifestyle choices) and corrective action.
  • The midwife uses education, assessment, and emotional, physical, and spiritual support to assist her clients through the passage of pregnancy and birth.
  • The midwife incorporates informed consent and shared decision making throughout  a woman's pregnancy and birth.