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Midwives

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What is a Midwife?

Midwives are qualified registered professionals who offers a high quality of complete care during pregnancy and who is more like your OB or doctor. Their service includes diagnostic tests, bloodwork, detects complications, address concerns, help mothers with preventive measures, promotes natural birth, wellness and health of the mother and baby, emotional support, assist with delivery, and personalized the services to the mother.

The earlier the midwife is brought in to care for the mother is best. Midwives and parents plan and work together to develop a familiar and reliable relationship that is very helpful during delivery in making informed choices and care of mother and baby.

The primary care of healthy mothers are managed by the midwife unless complications emerge that may result in a consult or transfer to the OB, pediatrician, or family doctor. The midwife stays with the mother throughout the delivery, always providing care and support.

MIDWIFE SUPPORT

In all cultures, the midwife's place is on the threshold of life, where intense human emotions, fear, hope, longing, triumph, and incredible physical power-enable a new human being to emerge. Her vocation is unique.

Sheila Kitzinger

 

We Offer:

  • Provide mother with respectful and maternity centered care
  • Recognize if a pregnancy becomes high risk
  • Be the primary care provider during pregnancy, labour, birth, and postpartum
  • Carry out prenatal education and prenatal care
  • Request testing such as laboratory, screening, and ultrasound
  • Consult your doctor or OB about your care if the need arises
  • Examine and monitor mother and baby
  • Care of mother and baby or babies for six weeks postpartum
  • Advice and apply pain management; knowledge of medications
  • Educate mother on the care of baby and help with breastfeeding
  • Support, advice, and counselling through difficult challenges

Obstetrician & Professor, Sue Fawcus

Professor Sue Fawcus is a Obstetrician and is re-known around the world for over 40 years of delivering babies. She feels that midwives should be the primary care provider delivering the babies unless the mother has health problems or pregnancy complications that requires medical intervention of an Obstetrician.

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