There are many types of midwives and different models of midwifery: hospital based, home based, independent, group practices, case load sharing, more medicalised, more hands off, it goes on.
This is my midwifery model of care philosophy.
I believe in the perfect design of the female body for reproduction, pregnancy and birth. All are healthy expressions of a normal function we have been designed to do.I believe the physical aspect of pregnancy and birth is only one piece of the puzzle. Monitoring a mothers blood pressure and other vital signs is of as equal importance as checking in with how she is feeling.
Understanding how her changing body is affecting her view of the world and of herself, how her primary relationship and all other relatedness is shifting, how she feels the hormones of pregnancy affect her. Acknowledging these aspects of the experience makes care holistic and rounded.
I focus on relationships built on a mutual trust that builds over time. I work with creating independence rather then dependence, guiding women to feel their bodies own wisdom and ability. I respect the potential of gentle birth in every woman; trusting not only the woman’s body’s innate ability to birth but also the baby’s wisdom of knowing how to birth itself.I see a key importance for a woman is to feel safe while she gives birth. The presence of this feeling, or not, will directly impact her birthing hormones and how she will give birth to her baby.
As a midwife I am an expert on facilitating healthy, connected pregnancy care, gentle births and am a guardian of the mother-baby dyad in the postnatal period.
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“I loved having Red as my midwife for postnatal care after giving birth in the hospital. It was such a great experience and support to have her with us on our journey into parenthood!!! The way she acts and talks to the mommy and the baby is just pure understanding and respect. I could turn to her with any kind of concerns, fears and questions. She always listened. Her way of giving advice was always understanding, full of wisdom and never judging.” ~Noah’s mummy Andrea