Traditional Midwifery

Traditional midwife, is a care provider for pregnancy and childbirth. Traditional midwives generally provide basic health care, support and advice during and after pregnancy and childbirth, based on experience and knowledge acquired through the traditions and practices of the communities where they originated. They perceive their role to include promoting the change in societal attitudes towards birth, and favoring the "art" of midwifery founded on maternal or compassionate instincts, rather than over-medicalization of this natural event.