Homebirth and Midwifery
I provide homebirth midwifery and in-hospital doula services
as a Licensed 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 for low-risk individuals. 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 provider. 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