“There is a secret in our culture,
and it's not that
birth is painful.
It's that women are strong."
—Laura Stavoe Harm
for Hattiesburg, Mississippi and the surrounding areas
Why choose the Midwifery Model of Care?
Midwives monitor the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle.
Midwives provide individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support.
Midwives minimize technological interventions while identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.
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 care for newborns.
In many of the industrialized countries of the world, midwives attend approximately 70% of all births.
The core the characteristic of the Midwifery Model of Care is being "with woman:" listening to clients, and sharing knowledge and decision-making with clients.
“A million words could be spoken of my love and thankfulness for my beautiful midwives. They took such incredible care of my babe and I during my pregnancy and after during postpartum. Every appointment with them I looked forward to and it felt more like having coffee with a friend than anything else, not only that, but they also advocated for me and made my dream of a home birth a reality. The birth of your babies is something you remember for the rest of your life, and I know I will never forget the impact these sweet ladies had on my life during this season. Forever grateful for their love and care."