Lori's Philosophy of Care
My philosophy starts with The Midwives Model of Care
The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.
The Midwives Model of Care includes:
Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle
Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
Minimizing technological interventions
Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention
The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
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I believe that women hold within themselves the elemental power to give birth and receive their babies (rather than deliver them!) naturally. By teaming up with the expectant family, I help to build a foundation of trust, education and empowerment that will support them during the childbearing cycle and beyond. To decide how one will meet their child for the first time is one of the first decisions that the mother will make as a parent. Pregnancy is a practice in patience as it is a normal function of the human body and should not be treated as a medical event. When a mom-to-be surrounds herself with love and support, she has achieved this balance of trust, education and empowerment.