During labor, the midwife continually evaluates your progress, and is there for expert physical and emotional support. You can expect us to listen to your needs and involve your family as much as you wish. We recognize and honor that the birth of your baby is your special event, and endeavor to structure the processes involved with labor & delivery around you and your family. Mothers may choose their own position for giving birth, and fathers often cut the cord. Immediately after birth, we provide advice on breastfeeding and infant care, to facilitate a successful family transition. We don’t leave you until your baby is in your arms.
This is a quick assessment that will help determine whether our midwife model of care is what you are seeking, and whether your health status may be appropriate for nurse-midwifery care. It’s a good sign if you check at least 10 of the 12.