Birthvillage Model Of Care
‘Midwifery is one of the oldest and most respected professions in the world. Midwifery has its roots in ancient wisdom and philosophies and maintains its contract with society in partnership with women and communities. Midwifery embodies a code of ethics, self governance, a unique body of knowledge and a process for decision-making. The Midwifery philosophy is reflected in a model of care.’
– Journal of the International Confederation of Midwives, Volume 18-Number 6, December 2005
Birthvillage is honoured and proud to follow the Midwifery Model of Care, which is widely used around the world in all developed nations for maternity care. Skilled midwifery balance a unique space, where human touch and technology work together to give you the time and attention you need before, during and after the birth
Our clinical team is a group of trained medical staff, who are skilled, experienced, autonomous health professionals who practice a wellness and holistic approach to pregnancy, birth, and women’s health care.
The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.
This care includes:
Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the woman 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 using them only when they are necessary
Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention, out to the right care provider as and when needed.
All over the world, the practice of this woman-centered model of care has consistently been seen to be one of the most important factors in reducing the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and Cesarean section; and also in bringing a huge positive change in maternal and infant mortality.
Globally, midwives are considered the experts of low risk birth. Midwives do not take on high risk pregnancies, since this is not their scope of practice. According to the WHO – 75 – 80% of pregnancies fall in the low risk category and the remaining are ones that need high risk care – across any world population.