Offering women options in Western Kentucky
Birth Rites is a business designed to provide women in the Western Kentucky area a choice in care providers from the traditional medical model of care for pregnancy labor and birth. Owned and operated by an experienced certified nurse midwife, Birth Rites follows the Midwives Model of Care and offers freedm of choice to labor and birth in the comfort of the woman's home.
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.
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