Pregnancy and birth are complex, elegant processes designed to work well. In most cases, they do. Midwives are experts in physiologically managed birth. Midwives have been receiving the generations into their hands since the dawn of time. The advent of modern obstetrics in the United States dramatically shifted beliefs and practices about childbirth.
Why Midwifery Care?
The evidence is clear, consistent, and convincing. The Midwives Model of Care is the most effective and efficient model of maternity care. It results in fewer interventions, better outcomes, greater client satisfaction, and costs far less than the standard medical model of care. Read more about numerous studies about midwifery care and maternal health.
History and Modernity
The case can absolutely be made that the lineage of midwives is the longest and oldest unbroken line of healing professionals on earth. While some modern industrialized countries use midwives as the gold standard in maternity care, other modern countries have systems designed to put them out of business or make them illegal, shutting them out of the continuum of care.
Must Read Books
- The Midwife Matrix (2020)
- Into These Hands (2011)
What Really Matters
What matters to childbearing women, matters to midwives.Geradine Simkins
Supporting Each Other
Midwives and their clients are dynamically intertwined, a braided grapevine of interlaced roots, branches and fruits feeding and supporting each other.
Geradine Simkins is a midwife, writer, activist, and visionary who passionately provided midwifery care in a variety of settings for more than 40 years.
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