As your midwife,
Consultations are the first step for families considering birthing at home. My care is tailored to the needs of the client with respect to their diversity and traditions. Comprehensive prenatal care, nutritional counseling, and birth preparation is provided throughout the pregnancy. I am available 24 hours a day to answer questions from clients. I attend the labor and birth and perform a thorough newborn exam. Postpartum care includes home visits with follow up phone consultations including breastfeeding assistance. Working in a 70 mile radius of Grand Rapids services also includes waterbirths, minimally assisted births and doula care at hospital births. Photography and massage therapy is also available at an additional fee.
I hope for expectant mothers to feel personal growth, self confidence and the ability to make educated choices about their bodies and its functions while under my care.
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
-World Health Organization, 1948