Hi! My name is Maureen Browne and on behalf
of expertvillage.com. In this clip, we will be talking about the care by midwife in labor.
During labor, the midwife will be less focused on the clock and she will allow labor to assume
it’s spontaneous course. Examples of this would be fewer vaginal exams, not rupturing
the water bag, and continues fetal heart rate monitoring only when medically indicated.
She encourages the mother and her partner to be active participants in the laboring
process, which might include changing positions in labor, using a water tub if available,
and informed decision making on interventions that may become medically necessary.