The midwifery model of care and the medical model of care are two very different ways of looking at birth. They both hold a set of theories and beliefs that inform care during birth. This video discusses those differences for … Read More
Is it safe to eat and drink in labor? Current research says yes, it is! Nourishing mothers during labor is very important. However, the medical model of care and the midwifery model of care differ greatly in their practices on … Read More
The Benefits of Delayed Cord Clamping There are so many benefits to delayed cord clamping. Here is a list of benefits from numerous sources. From “Midwife Thinking: The Placenta Essential Resuscitation Equipment” by Dr. Rachel Reed Allows fetal blood that … Read More
In the midwifery model of care, movement is an important part of labor, and movement in labor is seen as a beneficial way to allow the mother to participate in her labor.
Another “pearl” of the midwifery model of care-hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy is the immersion in water during labor or birth to help relieve pain and increase relaxation. Other associations that have weighed in on this topic are ACOG and ACNM.