THOUGHTS ON MIDWIFERY
As midwives, we approach childbirth as a natural, sacred event in a woman’s life. We truly believe that our bodies were made exquisitely to conceive, grow, and to give birth. When supported by others, we can bring our babies into the world in such a way that brings out a strength in us, often times we didn’t know we were capable. When a woman is encouraged to find this strength, it can carry over to other parts of her life. Pregnancy and childbirth are life changing events, and as such should be treated with the upmost respect.
Whether giving birth at home or in a birthing center, it’s a family centered experience. The midwife’s role is to guide and support the process while enhancing the family’s power of unity. Having children present during prenatal appointments, and even at the birth of their siblings can be a positive event for them. We encourage clients to include and educate their children to prepare them for the arrival of their new brother or sister.
We provide information and resources to assist you in making informed decisions for your pregnancy and birth needs. We discuss your needs and the needs of your baby, information on nutrition during pregnancy, all available prenatal tests that are being offered in our midwifery practice and other referrals for more extensive testing, if necessary. We encourage all of our clients to exercise, be healthy and active.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Jennifer is a wonderful midwife! She is kind, caring, and easy to talk to. She was there for both of my kids births and she always listened to what I wanted and worked with me to make sure I had the most comfortable delivery possible. She’s great at what she does and is very knowledgeable. If we have another baby we’d be blessed to have her be my midwife again. -Abby
Precious little seedlings
My journey to midwifery began 22 years ago with the birth of my daughter. She was born via c-section after a long and difficult labor. In hind sight, I believe, If I had the support of a patient and knowledgeable caregiver, things would have been different. My next 10 children were VBAC’s with the last 3 being out of hospital with a wonderful midwife. Those births were beautiful and healing-I wanted to bring that gift to others. My midwife and husband encouraged me to start my formal training. And I am so thankful they did.
I saw a need for women to have a greater choice when it comes to childbirth and to have the encouragement and support they need during pregnancy and birth. My passion is to provide the highest level of service, to understand my clients’ needs and provide a safe environment so women can give with dignity.
Our desire goes beyond your appointments, we genuinely believe the opportunity to walk with you on this part of your journey, is a privilege.