Resources

hangingoutWe encourage all couples to do some research into the benefits of midwifery care. You have the power to make all of your own decisions concerning your pregnancy and birth, to choose what works best for your family, and make the choices that best match your family’s personal beliefs.  I encourage you to take the autonomy into your own hands, never depend on others opinion, but to be rooted in your own understanding.

For more information on home birth and to answer some initial question we recommend you do some research of your own. Check out the following sites for evidence-based information to help you get started.

Home Birth Stats, Facts & Questions
Midwives Model of Care
What is a midwife?
Facts and Questions by Citizens for Midwifery
Resources by Citizens for Midwifery


The Business of Being Born


 

Model Of Care

We specialize in normal natural birth within our scope of practice as dictated by the California Medical Board. We are trained to recognize any deviation from normal and make referral to obstetrical care when indicated. As midwives we believe in limiting interventions and allowing the normal process of labor and birth to unfold naturally.

Furthermore, it is our goal to uphold the Midwives Model of Care, which is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes. The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

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.

http://cfmidwifery.org/mmoc/define.aspx
As midwives practicing in the sate of California we take pride in practicing in accordance to the guidelines and laws mandated by the California Medical Board. This ensures that you are getting the highest standard of safety and care from midwives that are knowledgeable and working within the scope they are given by their governing body.