Birth and Midwifery care Philosophy

  • Pregnancy and birth are beautiful and powerful.
  • Pregnancy and birth can offer life changing empowering experiences for women, birthing people and families.
  • Birth while often intense can be a gentle, nurturing and fulfilling experience.
  • All birthing people should be treated with care and dignity.
  • Babies can and should be treated gently and compassionately as they enter the world.
  • Midwives are trained and skilled in the art of natural childbirth and are the most appropriate care providers to attend birth.
  • Midwifery care can and should promote, protect and support women and birthing people’s human, reproductive and sexual health and rights, and respects ethnic and cultural diversity. It is based on the ethical principles of justice, equity, and respect for human dignity.
  • Midwifery care is holistic by nature.
  • Midwifery care is a partnership between midwives, women, birthing people and families.
  • Midwifery care honors informed choice and informed consent in decision making throughout pregnancy birth and postpartum.
  • Midwifery care protects the health of women and all birthing people, and builds self confidence in the ability to birth and parent.
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