Midwives take time to offer care.
Midwives recognize that clients are individuals and because of their personal, cultural, and religious beliefs, every birth experience is different. Midwifery care is ongoing and involves education, health promotion, social support, and clinical assessment. Midwifery encourages mind-body connections, recognizing the spiritual and emotional aspects of birth, allowing women to birth with strength and dignity.
Midwives encourage women and their families to make informed choices, creating an atmosphere in which they can celebrate the miracle of birth, wherever they choose to be. Midwifery is personalized care!
Midwifery care is more cost effective.
As the cost of health care continues to spiral out of control throughout the health care industry, many parents choose natural birth as a cost effective option. Using a midwife not only lowers the chance of birth complications, but it has also been proven to cut medical expenses as well. A 2013 study from the University of Sydney showed moms who saw a midwife throughout their pregnancy were less likely to have expensive and often unecessary medical interventions.
Much of the above information is taken from the Midwife Association of Washington State website.