What is a midwife?
Midwives are well-suited to care for healthy women who expect to have a normal birth. They provide prenatal care, care during labor and birth, and care after the birth. We give priority to providing good information to you, involving you in decision-making, and providing flexible and responsive care. We work to avoid unnecessary tests and treatments; and under our care, you typically are less likely to have a cesarean, an episiotomy, and other interventions than women receiving care from doctors.
We provide continuous support throughout labor and birth, which has many benefits for you, your baby, and your family and no known risks. We encourage, are well-informed about, and provide support for breastfeeding.
Birth is a normal event in a woman’s life. We will treat it as such.