Philosophy of Care

Midwifery care promotes the normal and natural physiologic events that occur in all areas of the human lifespan.

Women and families are unique with their own characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. Care should be given to meet the needs of the individual woman and family by advocating informed choice, shared decision-making and self-determination through gentle nurturing, education, and counseling. Care is given by "being" with the women and family, heart and hands of intuition, and evidenced base practice.

Childbirth and menopause are transformational events in families and should be recognized as a time of growth spiritually, physically and psychologically. Interventions during the process of birth and menopause should be minimal, allowing the women to progress through this transformation gently and safely. Childbirth is a normal and natural physiologic event, which will proceed to an uncomplicated end in most cases. Communications with specialist allow for collaboration, consultation and referral if necessary.


"Spontaneous labour in a normal woman is an event marked by a number of processes too complicated and so perfectly attuned to each other that any interference will only detract from the optimal character. The only thing required from the bystanders is that they show respect for this awe-inspiring process by complying with the first rule of medicine-nil nocere [do no harm]." -G. Kloosterman


Midwifery Care can be addressed in three different areas:
Community, Family/Women Health, and Primary Care.


Midwifery care provides community care through health promotion, disease prevention and education. The midwife can promote health, disease prevention and education by "being" part of the community. Part of the problem of health care is the lack of interpersonal relationships in the communities.

  • Building interpersonal relationships: school, church, community event
  • Promoting cultural awareness
  • Advocates for vulnerable populations

  • Childbirth is a spiritual and family centered event and the midwife's role is to help the mother and family achieve their goals.

  • Provide family center care: hospital, birth center or home
  • Encourage optimal health by education on nutrition, alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs use
  • Promote individual rhythm or patterns in labor and birth
  • Use of non-intervention technology throughout labor and birth if uncomplicated
  • Embrace early bonding through breastfeeding
  • Encourage breastfeeding up to 1 year
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