For generations, midwives have cared for women during pregnancy, childbirth and the early postpartum period. Their holistic focus recognizes the needs of women and those important to them. Midwives care for clients, educate other health care professionals and work together with physicians as valued members of the health care team.
The philosophy of midwifery is based on the belief that there are natural rhythms within a woman's life, which include sexuality, pregnancy, childbearing and menopause. Each is an important event within the life of a woman and her family. Midwives spend time with women... listening and learning from them in the process of educating and providing care for their health needs and choices.