In January 2019, I completed my academic work for Midwives College of Utah. My goal is to become a Certified Professional Midwife/Licensed Midwife in the next year.
I am currently a student midwife with Jamie Meyerhoff, Certified Nurse Midwife, of Tigerlily Women’s Health and Midwifery. My student midwife experiences include working in two birth centers as well as working in the community home-birth setting. In addition, I have 18+ years under my belt as a birth doula in the hospital and community home-birth settings. I have attended over 300 births.
Jamie’s experience as a midwife in the community home-birth setting, and her experience as a Certified Nurse Midwife in the hospital setting, make her an invaluable resource for her clients.
If you are interested in learning more about midwifery care, well-women care, or community birth, please do not hesitate to reach out. Jamie and I will be happy to discuss our role during pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum and well-woman year.
We are accepting clients for due dates through December 2019.
Midwives Model of Care™ Is Woman-Centered
The Midwives Model of Care™ is a fundamentally different approach to pregnancy and childbirth than contemporary obstetrics. Midwifery care is uniquely nurturing, hands-on care before, during, and after birth. Midwives are health care professionals specializing in pregnancy and childbirth who develop a trusting relationship with their clients, which results in confident, supported labor and birth. While there are different types of midwives practicing in various settings, all midwives are trained to provide comprehensive prenatal care and education, guide labor and birth, address complications, and care for newborns. The Midwives Model of Care™ is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The Midwives Model of Care includes:
monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle
providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
minimizing technological interventions and
identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.
The application of this model has been proven to reduce to incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
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