Collaborative Model of Care
At Boston Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery Unit, Midwives, Family Medicine Physicians and Obstetricians work collaboratively to serve all of our patients in a safe, respectful, evidence based manner. At BMC, we pride ourselves in excellence in interdisciplinary communication . A provider from each of the three services staffs labor and delivery 24 hours a day. During the week days, a midwife also covers our triage unit and sees many of the post partum patients. As a teaching hospital, midwives supervise and mentor OB and Family Medicine first year residents, and we help train the senior residents to become our collaborating providers. Midwives at BMC help instill in our residents and students a love and respect for normal birth, and the knowledge of alternative methods of providing comfort in labor, and comfort throughout pregnancy and the post partum period. Nothing makes our midwives happier than watching a resident’s face light up as she attends her first birth in the hands and knees position.
For more information on this unique, collaborative model, please see our article: “Birth of Collaborative Model”