Certified Nurse Midwife - Luxe Women's Health, LLC. Model of Care
Gentle, nurturing care that respects you, your family and your beliefs.
Respect for your decisions about medical tests, recommendations, and interventions. The midwife believes in your ability to make good informed decisions about your health and care choices.
Willingness to support your birth plan, including participation of family members and friends you chose to have present at your birth.
Full support of yourbirth goals.
Freedom to move, eat, bathe, etc....to do what helps you during labor and birth; your midwife doesn't "prohibit" or "allow," but patiently supports and guides you.
Respect for the birth process as it unfolds uniquely each time. Although amazing, being pregnant and giving birth are actually normal life processes for which a woman's body is well designed.
Prenatal visits that allow plenty of time for questions and answers. 30-60 minutes for an initial prenatal appointment is anticipated.
Meaningful discussions to explore and help resolve any fears or concerns you or your family may have.
Caring attention to develop a trusting and nurturing relationship that will help you to labor effectively and give birth safely in a calm, supportive environment.
Plenty of Information
Education about pregnancy, birth and the newborn, as well as postpartum care, and breastfeeding.
Ideas and suggestions about how to take good care of yourself and your baby
Positive encouragement and practicalsuggestions for good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices
Complete information about recommended tests, procedures, or treatments so you can make informed choices that are right for you and your baby.
Regular and thorough check-ups for you and your baby throughout your pregnancy, during labor, and after your birth to be certain both Mom & Baby are healthy and happy.
Recommendations for diagnostic technology and interventions when appropriate to promote informed decision making.
Being prepared for any unexpected event in case of a rare emergency
Providing professional guidance throughout normal pregnancy and childbirth. Your certified nurse-midwife has expertise in recognizing variations in “normal” pregnancy and will seek assistance when any sign of an advancing medical condition or complication is present or may require medical consultation, collaboration or referral with an obstetrician or maternal fetal medicine colleague.
Assists with seeking consultation, collaboration, or referral to other healthcare specialists when needed
Confidence in Your Body
Help with discovering and respecting your own body's ability to give birth, in its own way, within its own time
No routine treatments or arbitrary timetables that may interfere with your body's process of laboring and giving birth.
Individualized care, plenty of privacy, and providing a safe childbirth experience.
You are empowered and supported to give birth to your baby!
A Caregiver Who Cares for YOU
Attentive, sensitive healthcare with emotional support according to your needs. Research has shown that having a "sympathetic female companion" with you throughout labor and birth, reduces the chance of complications and the likelihood of an unnecessary cesarean section. The Midwife Model of Care means that your midwife stays with you and "mothers the new mother."
Comprehensive postpartum care and assistance with breastfeeding. After your baby is born, your midwife stays until breastfeeding is initiated and both you and your baby are bonding and resting comfortably.
Your midwife will return to visit you during the days following your birth and to check on you and your baby. She will also prepare you for discharge to home and answer any and all questions you may have.
Natural Techniques for Comfort
Helping you cope with the common discomforts of pregnancy and during labor
Midwives have found that encouragement, massage, relaxation, laboring in water, frequent change of position, and other approaches to promote comfort are often effective in minimizing pain or discomfort associated with childbirth
Keeping you informed about your labor progress with plenty of positive encouragement to gently birth your baby
Helping you avoid and minimize possible risks to you and your baby that are commonly associated with many “standard” medical interventions, techniques and hospital protocols.