First Coast Midwifery
First Coast Midwifery Services provides comprehensive and compassionate care through midwifery for low-risk healthy women. We offer concierge prenatal care, labor and birth support, monitoring and assessment, postpartum care and immediate newborn care. We also specialize in loss of pregnancy counseling and testing. We find it imperative to get to know you as a whole person, not just a chart, in order to build a trusting relationship.
Midwifery is women caring for women.
The Midwives Model of Care
The Midwives Model of Care 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.
What is a midwife?
A midwife is a trained professional with special expertise in supporting women to maintain a healthy pregnancy birth, offering expert individualized care, education, counseling and support to a woman and her newborn throughout the childbearing cycle.
A midwife works with each woman and her family to identify their unique physical, social and emotional needs. When the care required is outside the midwife's scope of practice or expertise, the woman is referred to other health care providers for additional consultation or care.