Valley Midwifery Group - Services

By: Valley Midwives  09-12-2011
Keywords: Midwifery

The midwifery model typically provides 30 – 60 minute prenatal visits, continuous labour support, choice of birth place & in home postpartum follow up. We are committed to a collaborative approach that supports informed decision making introducing high touch low tech care. This approach is associated with lower intervention rates including minimal need for drugs in labour, fewer inductions of labour, augmentation of labour, surgical birth like caesarian section, forceps and vacuum, significantly low rates of episiotomy and perineal tears. Midwifery clients are highly likely to breastfeed and overall have high satisfaction with their care.

What do Registered Midwives do?
  • Full scope care for health low risk women
  • Collaborative / Shared care (with an Obstetrician) for women with health challenges or pregnancy related risks.
  • Timely and appropriate referrals when needed.

Note: There are a few health conditions that exclude women from midwifery care. For example: Women who have significant health issues such as insulin dependant diabetes, cardiac or kidney disease are at risk and are best served by a specialized physician obstetrician or perinatologist. Midwives review each woman’s health history and advise if there are circumstances that need further management or transfer of care to a specialist.

Keywords: Midwifery

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