What is a Midwife?
The word "Midwife" is derived from Old English and means "With Woman."
Being a midwife is not only about catching babies. Being with woman is a much more descriptive statement. Midwifery is a completely different type of healthcare practice than what has become the norm in OB care today. Midwifery is woman-centered, relationship-centered, and based on the concept that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes, and that people have the ability to make good decisions about their bodies if they have proper information. In other words, midwifery nurtures personal autonomy within the healthcare system. Every appointment lasts about one hour, sometimes more, and we make sure that we treat the whole you, focussing on holistic and preventative care so that your healthy pregnancy stays that way.
Here at Natural Birth Services, we follow the Midwifery Model of Care.
There are 4 different types of midwives in the