Family Midwifery


Family Midwifery offers

family-centered, woman focused, wholistic maternity services: 

integrated prenatal care,

planned homebirth,

and individualized care for mother & baby

during postpartum recovery.

Gengi G. Proteau, Certified Professional Midwife

Connecticut & Rhode Island

Philosophy & Values  

Family Midwifery values the client/caregiver relationship as a partnership and strives to foster a foundation of mutual respect, individual responsibility, honesty and trust.

Family Midwifery values the mate and family in a woman’s life and endeavors to honor these relationships.

Family Midwifery values the parents' right to make informed choices in pregnancy, birth and parenting.

Family Midwifery values the influence of all aspects of a woman’s experience and its potential to affect the course of her pregnancy, birth & mothering.

Family Midwifery values continuity of care which focuses on encouraging the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being of the mother who will then be better able to look after the needs of her own family.

Family Midwifery values the intelligence and strength of each woman, and strives to help her to take confidence in her own inner strength and intuition.

Family Midwifery values birth as a normal, biological process and a sacred life event.

Family Midwifery values the wisdom of the mother’s body and its perfect design for growing a child, bringing that child into the world, & nourishing the child after birth.

Family Midwifery values the support of these processes with all the ’tools’ available - beginning with the simplest & gentlest to the most complex - from patience to emergency surgery.

Family Midwifery values the natural rhythm of birth and endeavors to safeguard that which is within the broad range of normal while maintaining a knowledgeable vigilance for that which requires intervention.

Family Midwifery values the input and expertise of like-minded practitioners from all disciplines, and actively seeks and encourages collaborative professional relationships with both non-medical and medical practitioners.

Family Midwifery values the well-being and quality of life of midwives and student midwives through outstanding communication & cooperation, and developing & engaging a professional culture and systems that promote & support satisfying, rewarding and restorative provider experiences, as well as an optimal work-life balance.