In February 2020, I completed my clinical work for Midwives College of Utah! I recently returned from Virginia, where I attended births at Premier Birth Center in Virginia. I was there from November 2019 to January 2020. It was an amazing experience and I am forever grateful for the wonderful office staff, midwives and nurses. I came home and finished my final two births as student midwife with my local preceptor, Jamie Meyerhoff, of Tigerlily Women’s Health and Midwifery.
While I wait for the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) to complete my paperwork, and while I wait to sit for my certification exam, I am working diligently to prepare my business for its new midwifery adventure. I am hoping to be licensed some time at the end of May-June. In the meantime, there are many Midwives in our area taking clients for out of hospital births.
If you would like some local resources, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Midwives Model of Care™ Is Person-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 pregnant person throughout the childbearing cycle
providing the pregnant person 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 pregnant people who require obstetrical attention.
The application of this model has been proven to reduce to incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
Adapted from the Midwives Model of Care definition Copyrighted © by the Midwifery Task Force, all rights reserved.