What is a Midwife?

Midwives are the traditional care providers for mothers and infants. Midwives are trained professionals with expertise and skills in supporting women to maintain healthy pregnancies and have optimal births and recoveries during the postpartum period. Midwives provide women with individualized care uniquely suited to their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs. Midwifery is a woman-centered empowering model of maternity care that is utilized in all of the countries of the world with the best maternal and infant outcomes such as The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Canada.

I am a Midwife

The I am a Midwife™ public education campaign is a series of short, informative interviews profiling midwives across the United States. The series presents midwifery as high-quality, high-value maternity care.

The Midwives Model of Care

The Midwives Model of Care™ is a fundamentally different approach to pregnancy and childbirth than contemporary obstetrics.

Midwifery Care

Midwives are experts in normal birth and adept at ensuring excellent outcomes for women and infants. The safety and benefits of midwifery care have been proven again and again in countries across the world, including the United States.

Collaborative Care

Preferred by healthcare providers, a collaborative model of maternity care improves maternal and infant outcomes, is cost-effective, elevates client satisfaction, and is the safest way to provide care to pregnant and birthing women.

Birth Matters

It matters how one gives birth and how one is born. It is a matter of profound importance not only to the mother and newborn, but to all whom birth touches—to families who are celebrating this significant event, to birth workers who are caring for families through this transformative experience, and to societies that must move aside to welcome one more member of the human family. But especially, birth matters to mother and child.