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Midwifery Care – Is it right for you?

Choosing your maternity care provider is a personal decision. In addition to considering their education and expertise, it is essential to ask about a provider’s approach to care and how they will work with you to make decisions.

There are two approaches to maternity care, the midwifery model of care and the medical model of care. Many caregivers combine elements of both. It is possible, but less common, to find doctors whose practice most closely resembles the midwifery model of care and midwives whose practice most closely resembles the medical model.

Thinking about these different views can help you understand your own values and ideas about pregnancy and birth. Many women have a clear preference for one or the other of these models.