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Midwifery

About Midwifery

Since over 90 percent of all births are normal, Midwifery Care seeks to avoid the application of any unnecessary medical technology and intervention. Midwifery is an ancient art and today midwives are guardians of the natural process of pregnancy, labor and vaginal birth. Birth at home offers you preventative, individualized, and holistic care. Homebirth is a safe option for low-risk pregnancies. (See resources page for more.)

My Philosophy

Through home birth, I seek to empower families, using education, collaborative care, informed choice, clinical assessment and emotional support. I believe that birth is a magical process however that manifests for each woman, couple or family. I believe that childbearing is an exciting time that provides an opportunity for growth on personal, physical and spiritual planes. There are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ ways to give birth. I work with my clients to help them clarify their desires, so we co-create the birth experience you want. I see my role to help women cultivate trust in the body’s ability to birth, while ensuring the clinical the safety of the mother and baby.

Birth Doula

About Doula Practice

Women have always been with other women in labor. The support of a birth doula can care for the mother and her birth team throughout childbirth, providing labor coaching, comfort measures, validation and encouragement. A doula can also serve as an advocate during interactions and decision-making with hospital staff. Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth results in shorter labors with fewer complications, reduces negative feelings about one’s childbirth experience, decreases the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction and cesareans, and reduces the mother’s request for pain medication and/or epidurals. (See resources page for more.)

My Philosophy

I believe you have the right to choose where and with whom you have your baby, whether in your home or in a hospital. There are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ ways to give birth. As a doula, I care for the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of a mother and her birth team thru childbirth. Because I am a midwife, I bring my clinical experience and tools for natural childbirth to your birth. Through pre-natal education, birth plans, advocacy with other care providers, post-partum home visits, and breast-feeding support, I work with you create an intentional beginning for your little one.