Candice is a graduate of the Midwifery Education program at McMaster University in Ontario. Since first learning about midwifery in high school, she has been committed to becoming a midwife herself. She has always had an interest in women’s healthcare and, in particular, the ideals of women-centered care. Candice strives to honor the ability of her clients to voice their opinions and wishes for their care by being open and supportive. Her goal is to make each client’s pregnancy and postpartum experience one that is positively supported and empowering. Another awesome fact about Candice is that she was my midwife – and helped me to birth my youngest son about 1 1/2 years ago.
In today’s show, we delve into what it is that midwives do, what their qualifications are, what their training is like, how they manage home births, and what their role is in the hospital setting. We also talk about the philosophy of birth from a midwifery perspective.
Topics discussed in today’s episode
- What inspired Candice to become a midwife?
- Common misconceptions about midwifery care
- What happens if something “goes wrong” during an at-home birth?
- Does having a midwife means you must deliver at home?
- Is giving birth, by its very nature, dangerous?
- Why you shouldn’t let fear dictate your decisions regarding pain medications
- How does the midwifery model of care differ from traditional medical care?
- What do Candice’s typical appointments look like?
- How midwifery care does end after birth
- Is seeing an OB when you’re not high-risk excessive?
- Midwifery care for high-risk clients
- The differences between doulas and midwives
- Candice’s thoughts on being present during the moment of birth
- What Candice wants you to take away from our conversation
- What does Candice want every woman to know about giving birth?
Connect with Candice
You can connect with Candice on the Burlington & Area Midwives website.
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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic