Homebirth and Midwifery
I provide homebirth midwifery and in-hospital doula services
as a Certified Professional Midwife
My Philosophy of Midwifery Care
I believe in a woman’s ability to give birth. I believe that pregnancy, labor, and childbirth are normal, healthy functions of a woman’s body, and an important part of her life. Birth is a transformative process that is empowering, intense, and intimate. I trust that a woman’s body is wise and has the ability to birth her baby without intervention. While I understand and appreciate the availability of modern obstetrical technology when needed, I feel that the inappropriate overuse of this technology and protocols may interfere with a woman’s natural ability to give birth in a safe way. Research supports my belief that out-of-hospital birth, attended by trained midwives, is a safe alternative to hospital birth. Occasionally, complications may arise before, during, or after the birth that require consultation with an obstetrician, and in some cases may require transfer of care to a hospital physician. Except in the case of a true emergency, the decision to transfer care is made together with the woman, her birth partner, and her midwives. My responsibility as a Certified Professional Midwife includes providing information about issues, conditions, and concerns that may arise during the childbearing year, so that a woman and her birth partner may make informed choices about care. I ask that you actively participate in promoting health, becoming informed, and making decisions about your care.
For more information about specific care available and associated fees,
please give me a call or send me an email!
Phone (207) 469-5534