Our Model of Care
What is a CPM?
The CPM is the only midwifery credential that requires knowledge about and experience in out-of-hospital settings.
Most CPMs own or work in private home or birth center based practices throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Providing continuous care for women throughout their childbearing cycle, CPMs generally carry a relatively low client load (averaging 3-6 births per month) which allows for more personalized and comprehensive care than typical obstetrical practices. The scope of practice of the CPM is derived from the NARM Job Analysis, state laws and regulations, and individual practice guidelines developed by each midwife according to her skills and knowledge.
The guiding principles of the practice of CPMs are to work with their clients to promote a healthy pregnancy and provide education to help them make informed decisions about their own care. In partnership with their clients CPMs carefully monitor the progress of the pregnancy, labor, birth, newborn, and postpartum period. They recommend appropriate management if complications arise, collaborating with other healthcare providers when necessary. The key elements of this education, monitoring, and decision making process are based on evidence-based practice which includes thoughtful integration of the best available evidence, coupled with clinical expertise, and the client’s values and needs. As such it enables midwives and their clients to address healthcare questions with an evaluative and qualitative approach. Evidence based decisions flow from a process that includes the assessment of current and past research, clinical expertise, and other information resources in order to determine the best course of care. Evidence-based practice and informed consent refers to the rights of healthcare consumers to be fully informed about testing or treatment options so that they can then make an educated choice among those options."
We believe in informed consent.
We want all of the decisions you make to be fully informed. Education equals empowerment, and at Birthing Miracles we strive to educate you about all of your options, risks, benefits, and alternatives. We believe that you should birth YOUR way. You have the option to birth in your home or at the Birth House in Fennimore. We offer water birth options, and we support VBAC mothers.
We practice holistic care.
Holistic care explores the different factors that influence clients' health and wellbeing, and treats them as whole, unique individuals. Holistic care takes into account emotional, social, environmental, and physical factors that affect individuals' health. We take a holistic approach to your birthing journey including your pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.
We do not discriminate.
Your access to care and the quality of your care are not determined by your race, gender, or financial situation. That is a promise.
Licensed Wisconsin Midwives
Are trained in CPR & NRP
We examine your newborn after birth
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