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As Anne Frye says: “Midwifery is grounded in the perspective that most women, given physical and psychological support by a trained midwife and accompanied by loved ones, will give birth safely with few, if any, interventions. Midwives screen their patients carefully, watch for complications, and rely on obstetricians in cases requiring intervention. But they spend much of their time educating patients and tend to see their role as collaborative rather than authoritative. Midwives are guardians of the normal.” (http://archives.yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/2004_09/midwifery.html).
Certified Professional Midwives
Midwifery Model of Care
The midwives’ model of care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes. The midwives’ model of care includes:
As midwives, we believe the practice of midwifery to be distinct from the practice of medicine. We base our profession on a model of care, which believes:
(Based on New Mexico’s Scope of Practice and Standards and Guidelines document, to be found at: https://nmhealth.org/publication/view/guide/1725/. )
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