About our Group Midwifery Practice
Malachite Midwives is a group midwifery practice founded upon the following principles...
Support, Trust, and Empowerment
Support for the intense work that the childbearing year requires.
Trust in the innate ability of people to birth their babies.
Empowerment of families to achieve their best pregnancies & births possible.
We strive to provide care which cultivate physical, emotional, psychological & spiritual health.
Partnership with Families
We aim to engage in shared decision-making according to the wisdom of parents and the values of their families.
The Malachite Stone
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The team at Malachite Midwives maintains a commitment to social justice. We recognize that discrimination and systemic marginalization of people based on ability, age, class, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and reproductive and parenting decisions, perpetuates social inequity. We seek to foster an equitable, anti-oppressive environment that is welcoming, safe, accessible and inclusive to all of our staff and clients.
Doing our Part for our Babies’ Environment
We use non-toxic cleaning products
We provide paperless information through our website and use electronic medical record transmissions
The paper (even toilet paper) in our office is 100% recycled
Our clients and their newborns use linens rather than paper drapes during their visits
Our front lawn has been converted into an organic vegetable & herb garden
We compost all food waste, which provides nourishment for our gardens
We strive to reduce medical waste by using many instruments that can be sterilized, rather than disposable equipment