The greater Charlotte area is blessed with many wonderful midwives. CNM (Certified Nurse Midwives) work in the hospital and CPM (Certified Professional Midwives) work exclusively in out of hospital settings.
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.
Partnering with the woman in a collaboration of care by recognizing that ultimately the woman herself is her own best advocate.
The application of this model has been proven to reduce to incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
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