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Fact:

The US cesarean section rate for 2009 was 34%.

Fact:

The cesarean rate for Texas in 2009 was 35.9%.

Fact:

In Texas 1 out of every 4 deliveries was induced in the year 2007.

Fact:

The United States ranks 41st in neonatal mortality rates.

Fact:

According to figures released in 2010 by the UN, the United States ranks 50th globally in maternal mortality rates.

49 other countries have better maternal mortality rates than the US.

 

Amnesty International USA:

"It's more dangerous to give birth in the United States than in 49 other countries."

 

In countries with the best infant mortality rates midwives provide care for most pregnant women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Purpose

San Antonio Area Midwives are dedicated to providing parents with the information they need to make informed choices for a healthy pregnancy and safe birth. You will find information on midwives, midwifery care, childbirth options and choices, and a list of midwives in the San Antonio area. Additionally, the San Antonio Area Midwives Association provides continuing education opportunities for midwives and midwifery students, including workshops and peer review.


The Midwifery Model of Care

The Midwives Model of CareTM 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.

The Midwives Model of Care is copyrighted and trademarked by the Midwifery Task Force, a non-profit organization. For more information visit Citizens for Midwifery.


The San Antonio Area Midwives

The midwives in San Antonio and surrounding areas provide a wide range of services for childbearing families. Birthing options include: personalized prenatal care, home birth, birth center birth, water birth, natural birth, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and vaginal birth of twins and breeches. These options will vary according to each individual midwife's training, experience, and protocols. For more information on midwives visit our About Midwives page. Visit our Find A Midwife page to locate a midwife in San Antonio or the surrounding areas, including Boerne, Fair Oaks, Floresville, and Seguin.

 


 

 

 

 

 

February 2009 San Antonio Area Midwives Association