Wendy Pinter, CPM
Certified Professional Midwife, President of Nine Short Months
Wendy is a certified professional midwife serving in Oakland County and the surrounding counties in Michigan. She is also certified in infant, child and adult CPR, as well as neonatal resuscitation. She has received birth doula certification and postpartum doula training from DONA International. Back when she taught childbirth education classes, she was a Lamaze certified childbirth educator. As a trained RTS perinatal grief support person, she provides birth assistance free of charge to families that have experienced early to late term miscarriage, the death of their unborn or born infant, or another devastating diagnosis during pregnancy. This service is supported by financial donations from my clients. Read more about Wendy here.
I have been a wife for 38 years, Mama to 7 and Grammy to 14 so far. I came into midwifery after being a homemaker and home educator for our children for 35 straight years. My husband and I also served over 30 children that needed someone to love them through foster care. I loved all those years spent at home, watching my children grow up. After the empty nest hit, I was on to my next adventure. I love all things birth. I knew instinctively that natural was best even 37 years ago when I had my first baby. I decided I wanted to serve women who chose to birth their babies at home. I started off as an apprentice with Wendy back in 2012. I knew after the very first birth that this is exactly where God wanted me. Wendy has always encouraged her students to also seek out other midwives to learn from so I chose a second midwife to apprentice under at the same time. I spent 11 months under two different midwives in two very busy practices. The education that I got was amazing. I have a heart for missions so I also volunteered at MamaBaby in Haiti for a 6 week period in 2013. I served as a primary midwife for 57 births during that six week visit. I will be going back to MamaBaby this December to serve once again. I have my own practice now called Compassionate Hands Birth Services while continuing to serve at Nine Short Months. I have decided to get my CPM so that I can volunteer for Doctors Without Borders in the future. I hopefully will be taking the certification exam in the next couple of months. I love working with Wendy at Nine Short Months. She has the gift of intuition. She has been a remarkable mentor and am thankful I am staying on to continue working with her now that my formal training is coming to a close.
Brandy Walters, BBA, IBCLC
I am passionate about breastfeeding and want to help mothers in the community feel confident in their breastfeeding relationship. I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and have been a breastfeeding counselor and advocate for more than 14 years. My first son taught me how to be a mother through breastfeeding. In addition to my professional experience, I successfully nursed my three boys for more than a year each. I am proud of the work I do to help empower breastfeeding mothers.
Breastfeeding is an art and is one of the most natural acts a mother can do with her baby. However, some times it takes practice, dedication and extra support. You and your baby will learn together.
I will support you in your breastfeeding journey whether that be 2 weeks, 2 months or 2 years and beyond. I provide services for newborns, babies beginning solids, pumping, weaning and a vast array of breastfeeding situations and challenges. I have worked with twin sets and early term babies, premature babies and NICU babies. Continued education is very important to me in my line of work. I want to help you reach your breastfeeding goals.