Is eating and drinking in labor safe? Much of our current research actually shows it is. How women are hydrated during labor is one of the differences you will see between the medical model of care and the midwifery model … 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.
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