What Is Midwifery?

Midwifery care is a type of healthcare provided by a midwife. They are trained professionals who specialize in supporting women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Midwives provide women with personalized care that is focused on the woman's individual needs and preferences. They work with women to help them make choices that are right for them and provide emotional, physical, and educational support throughout the pregnancy, labor and delivery, and after the baby is born.

They also provide routine health care such as gynecological exams, contraceptive counseling, and menopausal care. Midwifery care is generally more natural and focused on the normal processes of pregnancy and childbirth rather than intervening with medical technologies unless it's medically necessary or preferred by the expectant mother.

What is indigenous midwifery?

Indigenous midwifery is the ancestral art of midwifery woven together with contemporary medical practices. Indigenous midwives provide culturally-safe sexual and reproductive health care for Indigenous families, while helping return and safeguard the sovereign practice of birth in Indigenous communities. Advocating for the health and wellbeing of Indigenous families through birth revitalizes the resiliency of Indigenous families and communities. Indigenous midwifery builds upon the midwifery model of care, which is an inherently unique approach to pregnancy and childbirth.

By nurturing and empowering our clients during this transformative time, we provide comprehensive prenatal care, education, and cultural knowledge that helps guide families through the sacred practice of birth. Indigenous midwifery has proven to be beneficial in reducing health disparities in our matriarchs. Access to preventative and continuous care contributes to the vitality of our families, community & nation.

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