Labor and Delivery
My role at your birth is to act as the guardian of normal birth. I believe that your birth will proceed safely if I interfere as little as possible, so I will attempt to remain in the background. I will monitor the baby’s heart rate on a regular basis, and provide as much or as little labor support as you request. Midwife means “with woman”. To me that means I will be there in the capacity that you need. Some women need me to hold their hand and talk them through every contraction. Some women need me to be silent and invisible and sit in the corner and watch, or even in the other room and come in only to check on the fetal heart tones and to assist the actual delivery.