What is a Midwife?

Midwives are skilled specialists in normal birth, and are trained to recognize possible problems. If problems arise, they call in an obstetrician, the expert in abnormal pregnancy and labor.....

".......The midwife must be able to give the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period, to conduct deliveries on her own responsibility and to care for the newborn and the mother. This care includes preventative measures, the detection of abnormal conditions in mother and child, the procurement of medical assistance and the execution of emergency measures in the absence of medical help. She has an important task in health counseling and education, not only for the patients, but also within the family and community.”  International Confederation of Midwives

......Midwives are the only people whose training is concerned solely with maternity care. Midwives view pregnancy and birth as normal states for healthy mothers. The majority of births in the world are attended by a midwife.

My Philosophy

Pregnancy and childbirth are a normal, natural function of a woman's body. Pregnant women are not sick and do not need medicine or doctors to acheive a wonderful, rewarding and safe birth. 

The midwife is a skilled specialist in attending normal birth, she gives care and advice to the mother during her pregnancy, labor and birth.  The midwife maintains respect for the integrity of the birthing family and the naturally bestowed ability of a woman to bear a child.  Out of respect for the birthing process, a midwife carefully watches and guides the birthing process, without interferring, in order to enable the woman to give birth in the way that is of her choosing, respecting the sacredness of the mother/baby and the family.
Margie Dacko, Certified Midwife  (702) 433-8533
My name is Margie Dacko and I would love to put my 35 years of experience attending over 2500 home births to work for you!  I serve the women of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and surrounding communities.  If you have any questions about midwifery care, home birth, water birth, or VBAC, please call me at (702) 433-8533 or (702) 595-5210
The Midwives Model of Care

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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Margie Dacko, CM
The Midwife House
286 Merrick Way
Henderson, NV 89014