I am a Traditional Midwife with a holistic model of care. My first thoughts of birthing at home came from my Grandmothers. Collectively they delivered fifteen babies safely at home. Like many midwives around the world I feel midwifery is my calling. In 1980 I began my journey as an apprentice in a homebirth practice. My training was empirical and hands on. Since the beginning my goals has not wavered; to help women and their families have choices in how they birth and with whom. I believe a woman should give birth where she feels the safest and most comfortable. Education is key to being an active participant in decision making during pregnancy and in having a rewarding birth experience.
- Laura Slater
“If women lose the right to say where and how they birth their children, then they will have lost something that's as dear to life as breathing.”
- Ami McKay, The Birth House