Philosophy of Care
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Birth is natural.
Upon acceptance that our healthy bodies were made to carry, nourish, birth and feed a baby we can more readily trust in birth and let it happen. Any interference with this process is intervention. There are guidelines in place that will allow a skilled care provider to distinguish when intervention is necessary in order to turn the process back to normal or to seek further care if the natural process can not be restored.
Wendy acknowledges that life is given of our Creator and often prays over the mother, baby and family both in private and silently at the birth. It should be noted that your care is a collaborative process. You will be expected to be involved in open communication with full disclosure of all health including physical, mental and emotional well-being. A successful homebirth completely depends on you doing your own research, being open and honest and listening to the education provided over prenatal visits. Wendy's clinical expertise combined with your preferences and values will create an honest relationship to better determine a successful plan of care just for you.
Wendy is passionate about sharing all she knows. She desires for every woman to have as much information as possible in order for the birthing woman to make an informed choice on any topic. You will learn there are a lot of decisions to be made during pregnancy and for the birth. The desire is for you to be prepared.
Midwifery care, particularly home birth midwifery, is based on the Midwives Model of Care™.
Show her respect in your actions, confidence in your work, compassion in her pain, and she will feel safe.
“The Midwives Model of Care™ is a fundamentally different approach to pregnancy and childbirth than contemporary obstetrics. Midwifery care is uniquely nurturing, hands-on care before, during, and after birth. Midwives are health care professionals specializing in pregnancy and childbirth who develop a trusting relationship with their clients, which results in confident, supported labor and birth. While there are different types of midwives practicing in various settings, all midwives are trained to provide comprehensive prenatal care and education, guide labor and birth, address complications, and assess newborn health. The Midwives Model of Care™ is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The Midwives Model of Care includes:
monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle
providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
minimizing technological interventions
identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention
The application of this model has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.” https://mana.org/about-midwives/midwifery-model