About Midwives

About Midwives

Midwives are the experts in normal birth and are the safest birth attendants for healthy women with healthy pregnancies — about 85% of all women.  Throughout most of human history and in most of the world today, midwives attend the majority of births.  All of the many countries with better outcomes than ours use midwives for most births. 

Midwives generally spend more time with women during pregnancy and birth and provide more individualized care.  They work with women and their partners to provide education about nutrition and healthy pregnancy, and typically are with women during more of the labor to provide more hands-on support to women and their families.

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