When I was a pregnant mother, I really wanted someone who could care for my pregnancy and birth naturally while still answering my various medical concerns that would come up. That is the type of midwife I became. If I don’t know the reason something is happening during your pregnancy, I find out. I refer anything outside of my scope to some of the wonderful and supportive OBs and specialists in our community. All testing outside of what we offer can also be acquired though our referral system.
Our mission is to provide midwifery care that is compassionate, warmhearted, respectful, and centered around your needs. We feel honored to be included in this special time in your life and will provide personal attention, nurturing, and gentle guidance, along with a little laughter, to create the optimal environment to birth your precious one into. Whether birthing in the birth center, hospital, or your home, we are committed to providing evidence-based information so that you can make decisions that lead to a safe and joyous birth experience. Families making the transition into parenthood need a lot of love and encouragement. It is our passion to provide that for those who entrust us with their care.
We believe that birth is different for each individual person. Birth is a miracle, but not a medical miracle. What might be normal for one may not be normal for the other. We believe that each person has the ability to find their own way to birth, and that their body will lead them in the right direction. We will get to know each other well during our hour long prenatals so that when your special day arrives, you’ll be surrounded by birth professionals that are also your friends.
For birth center and homebirth clients, you will birth in a calm, familiar environment that is free from strangers, time limits, and routine procedures. A familiar, home-like environment is where you feel safe, supported, and in control. It is where you are able to follow your instincts. As long as you and your baby are doing well, there is no need to intervene. Most birth easily on their own, but we do recognize there are times when assistance is necessary, and we offer our knowledge, guidance, and medical skills to help with those times. We have a good working relationship with doctors and hospitals when care is needed that is outside our scope of practice.
If you would prefer a hospital birth, our doula services include educating you on your options in childbirth, working with your partner to provide comfort measures, protecting the birth environment of your choosing, and assistance with breastfeeding.
After meeting us in person, we hope that you will decide that we are the perfect team for your birth. In the event that we are not the right fit, we will gladly refer you to other doulas and midwives so that you can find someone that is perfect for you.
What is Support?
Support is unconditional.
It is listening…
Not judging, not telling your own story.
Support is not offering advice
It is offering a handkerchief, a touch, a hug… caring.
We are here to help them discover what they are feeling….
Not to make the feelings go away
We are here to help them identify options.
Not to tell them which options to choose.
We are here to discuss steps with…
Not to take the steps for them.
We are here to help them discover their own strength…
Not to rescue them and leave them still vulnerable.
We are here to help them discover they can help themselves…
Not to take that responsibility for them.
We are here to help them learn to choose…
Not to make it unnecessary for them to make difficult choices.