The reasons for choosing an independent midwife are many. Mostly women see themselves as healthy and wish to have a care provider who shares that view. Most women wish to have as little intervention as possible in their pregnancies and births and see midwives as the care providers who can help them achieve that goal. It’s important for women to be in charge of the decisions about the birth of their baby.
Independent midwifery is based on a strong belief in the coalition between childbearing women and midwives, who together follow the principles of informed choice and share a respect for birth as a normal life event. The woman and her baby are the central and most important people during childbirth.
Midwives are experts in normal childbirth. The focus of midwifery care is to promote a healthy pregnancy, labour, birth. Midwives have low caesarean section rates, low infection rates, shorter hospital stays and high breastfeeding rates. Through this approach, most midwife births are accomplished without intervention and with the woman feeling confident and sure of her own body’s abilities.
For more information about one to one private midwifery care in the comfort of your own home contact me for a free consultation in North London, North West London, East London and West London.