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