We believe the safest and most satisfying midwifery care involves a partnership between the birthing family and midwives. Time is utilized during prenatal visits to develop a relationship based on trust and caring. A close relationship is essential in midwifery care to provide the mother with personal education, nutritional information and emotional support. Each family takes responsibility to actively nurture the growing baby. Your midwives will offer complete, informed choice every step of the way. Midwives are skilled in the application of various healing modalities as they relate to pregnancy and birth (homeopathy, herbs, etc.) and are trained to employ the least amount of intervention possible allowing the natural process of birth to unfold.
Midwives are thoroughly trained to monitor the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle. It is well documented that application of the woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce incidents of birth injury, trauma, and technological interventions including cesarean surgery. Midwives follow the MANA Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice. Rising Moon Midwives regularly participate in a local peer review process, allowing area midwives to evaluate each other's guidelines and transports.
Additionally birth with a midwife in attendance is supported with continuous hands-on assistance during active labor and birth. As with your birth, early postpartum care will happen in the comfort of your own home. You have the advantage of knowing exactly who will attend you throughout this momentous event.