Thank you for helping me bring this beautiful babe into the world. I’m not the easiest person to help, but your tone and energy work like magic to get me where I need to be! I’m grateful for your care and I pray we get to work together again!
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.