MELANIE LENNON, CPM, LM, BSM
Certified Professional Midwife
Wyoming and Montana Licensed
MELANIE LENNON, CPM, LM, BSM
Certified Professional Midwife
Wyoming and Montana Licensed
The Midwives Alliance of North America states, “The Midwives Model of Care™ is a fundamentally different approach to pregnancy and childbirth than contemporary obstetrics. Midwifery care is uniquely nurturing, hands-on care before, during, and after birth. Midwives are health care professionals specializing in pregnancy and childbirth who develop a trusting relationship with their clients, which results in confident, supported labor and birth. While there are different types of midwives practicing in various settings, all midwives are trained to provide comprehensive prenatal care and education, guide labor and birth, address complications, and care for newborns."
Monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle.
Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support .
Minimizing technological interventions and identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.
The application of this model has been proven to reduce to incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.”
Postpartum is a big deal! Empowering you through it starts long before your baby is in your arms. Prenatal Education is followed by Postnatal Contact. Care looks like home visits on Day 1, Week 1, Week 2, and Week 6 as well as additional visits as needed. Newborn screens for heart problems, and hearing and metabolic disorders are accomplished in the comfort of your home. Assistance with breastfeeding, baby weight checks, and emotional and physical support in answering any questions you may have are all part of our goal to support you and your baby in healthy development.
My heart has been in birth since my own. For years I assisted in a Doula role both at home and in hospitals. By watching the contrast in these births, it further struck my interest in desiring to be a part of the movement toward giving women ownership in something that is truly theirs– their birth. In 2010 the Wyoming Legislature passed legislation bringing legalized home birth, accompanied by Certified Professional Midwives/Licensed Midwives (CPM/LM), to Wyoming. I graduated from Midwives College of Utah with a degree in Midwifery Science including both didactic and clinical training. I am also a Certified Professional Midwife registered with the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). I am licensed as a midwife, LM, through the Wyoming State Board of Midwifery, and in Montana under the Alternative Health Care Board. I am certified in both CPR and NRP. I have attended over 250 births.
I believe traditional midwifery is an important skill that will benefit generations to come just as it has generations in the past. I am a certified preceptor for interested and talented women working as apprentices towards their own licensure in Midwifery. As families you have an option to include them in your journey and help them in this integral part of their journey.
Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum is a team sport.
Our birth "tribe" includes references to talented women who will assist you with:
Movement and Massage
WHAT IF HOME DOESN'T WORK FOR YOU PERSONALLY?
Melanie's care allowed our family to take charge of our own care, to keep it in our home, make it personalized and family centered. Melanie has helped us walk through struggle, tragedy, and triumph with dignity, choice and above all, Love. ~Kassy S.
We've loved the calmness you've brought into our birthing experience and we felt you were very knowdledgeable and left us feeling empowered and prepared! Miss you! ~L.P.
You have empowered us to make decisions based on what we feel best for our family, even if those decisions are outside "the norm". ~MK.G.
Your care has impacted us far more than what I can fit on a tiny piece of paper. I'm still trying to figure out how to thank someone who has played a tremendous role in my most precious and life changing experiences. I honestly don't think there are words or even a gesture great enough that could tell you how truly grateful I am to have had you in my life and the role you played while bringing my sweet babes into this world! You will forever be a treasure to me. We love you so dearly. ~ K.G.
Couldn't have had a happier, relaxed baby and we truly believe Remy's into into the world had a major impact on that. ~ Natalie C.
Through your care we were empowered to do things we wouldn't have done before. By doing so, we have discovered that together we can do anything. We all loved the peace you brought to our home and our hearts as we went on this journey together. ~ K.H.
It gave me peace of mind knowing I could have a birthing experience as I preferred and a midwife that was knowledgeable, compassionate, and capable to enhance a natural and amazing experience. ~ B.A.
Changed our views and attitude about home births. It was a beautiful, spiritual, intimate, empowering and sacred experience. Wish we'd known the truth about the benefits and safety of this method sooner. We would've chosen to have all 7 babies this way, not just the last one. ~ Necia P.
After a stressful birth of my first child at the hospital, I felt major anxiety to go through the process again with my second child. But then I met Melanie and knew a homebirth felt right for me. Melanie helped to change my perception of childbirth into something positive, beautiful, and safe. ~ Jennifer J.
My births were just what I wanted. As a person who does not like hospitals, my homebirths were a mental lifesaver! WE Love you Melanie! ~ Tev and Annie K.
Melanie's care and the homebirth experience has given us the encouragement and confidence to trust the natural process and not be afraid. Her expertise and care provides an amazing, memorable experience each time. ~ J.C.
You have been a real blessing in our lives! Homebirth is something we are passionate about, and your warmth, compassion and knowledge are greatly appreciated and valued. ~ A.B.
Turning to midwifery was a huge blessing and lifesaver. Melanie gave me a safe place to go through the journey and gave me the comfort and strength I needed to help overcome the difficulties I experenced both pre and postpartum.
We had the most amazing care and experience with Melanie. Our family got to be together for Kaycee's birth and having that bonding time right away was the best. I never felt scared but always very well taken care of. ~ Sadie R.
It has made having a baby more intimate, less stressful, less expensive. Everyone gets to be a part of the celebration of a life and joy. It brought us closer together as a family. Also a lot more learning on birth and health.
Healed and empowered me from self doubts from previous births and general life trauma. Got my family more involved in the birth experience. ~ M.M.
It has been fantastic to have someone who has similar values when it comes to natural remedies and healthcare. I feel confident and trust Melanie 100%
Melanie, whenever I am around you I feel unconditional, non-judgmental love. This is a gift I pray to have. It was a beautiful experience to have our last baby at home. I felt love from Melanie, and had complete trust in her skills and competence. I also love the retreat. I learned more there than I had learned by having four babies previously. ~ H.P.
The support and care we received from beginning to end of our homebirth was nothing short of exceptional. It created a lasting family bond and was a birth experience that dreams are made of. ~ L.W.
Empowered us and made the whole process of pregnancy and birth beautiful and enjoyable. ~ M.L.
Melanie, I was one that said I'd never have a child anywhere but the hospital. Who YOU are changed that for me personally and for Glenn. When I felt we should go a different route and use you we were at total peace with the decision because of you. Throughout my pregnancy I learned more about what was happening in my body than I ever learned in my 5 previous pregnancies. You were there to answer question, guide and teach me in such a way that sparks were lit. Sparks that have lead to new knowledge and greater appreciation for Gods creations. My children LOVED having you come for my appointments and you loved them and taught them right along with me. I feel that your impact on my girls especially will carry into their adult lives and when they have their own children. Melanie I can't thank you enough for accepting the divine call to be a midwife. May God continue to lift and sustain you as you serve Him in bringing some of His children to this earth. He couldn't have a better partner in that miraculous process! I love you! ~ Erika N.
We couldn't have asked for a better experience and midwife. Melanie is the best, and makes us comfortable and confident. We will have our babies no other way! ~ Emilee W.
Your care has given us a first class alternative to the inflexible birthing system of our current medical industry. We have felt empowered by our options, and experiences. We have treasured our safe, and intimate homebirth experiences.
Melanie, your care for me and my family and our experiences with you with homebirth has empowered our family to make choices leading to wonderful life-altering changes. These changes have been impactful, influencing our thoughts about health, nutrition, our relationships, and the very way we love! I feel like our family had a rebirth each time you helped us welcome a new baby to our family. Thanks Melanie! I'll love you forever! ~ Amy A.
Melanie was such a blessing brought into our lives. I had the best birthing experience because of her calm and nurturing guidance. She is so sweet and understanding. I wish I had met her sooner and birthed all my children with her. Thank you Melanie for being you! ~ Kaela D.
Your midwifery and our homebirth was redemptive, empowering and a perfect fit for our dreams of how birth could be experienced! ~ S.B.
Melanie's radiant love is a source of strength and inspiration during challenging times. I often think of her endless compassion and selfless grace for guidance and as tools for growth. The world would be a better place if more people were like Melanie :) ~ M. & T.
Even though I met you when I was pregnant with my seventh child, you taught me so much about my body and the birth process. You taught me how important it was to take care of myself and that it was ok to do so. Yours and Chrissy's unconditional love for me helped me learn to love myself. You both helped me and my husband to see and experience the beauty and wonder of birth, and that it wasn't something to dread or fear. You both taught my husband what he could do to support me better during labor, and helped us learn to work together better. Yours and Chrissy's love for me and my babies helped me to love and bond with them better and take better care of them and myself. I can never thank you both enough for what you did for me! ~ K.B.
Melanie, Congrats on your 10 year celebration! To put a fine point on it - you have wholey shaped our experience in starting and growing our family. I can not say how in 2016, never having had a baby before, I knew my soul needed a homebirth. Somehow I knew and the universe led us to you. There is literally no one in the world I would want to deliver my babies than you. Through the entire baby process (x3) you gave me the courage of self to believe and trust my body. How lucky am I that I could receive the same level of care I trust so deeply for all my babies? With your care I felt informed, in control, knowledgeable, heard, and seen. Every single pregnancy and birth was better than the one before. I fully attribute my positive birth experiences to the care you have given us. Because of the confidence you gave to me I have been able to help friends choose better care for themselves. You have had a positive birth influence on women across the country. You are deeply engraved into the story of our family. We speak of you often as a close family friend. My heart breaks a little to think a time will soon come when we are done having babies and will no longer see you so frequently. I am so in love with all of my birthing experiences, it is a challenge to communicate just how deeply you have shaped me as a person and mother. I never planned on having kids I always though it was not for me. Who knew this was where we would end up. My positive birth experiences are directly woven with your honest and wholey authentic care. I am sure my friends are tired of hearing me gush over you and all my births but I can't help but share. What more can someone ask for than to say their births were magical. That the entire experience of all three from start to finish felt right and perfect. I have felt heard, seen, informed, cared for, and loved. The full support you provide filled me with a confidence I can only wish all birthing mothers experience. I could go on and on. I feel so completely grateful that my life brought me to you for our care. If that isn't one of life's little miracles then I don't know what is. We don't often get to express our gratitude for those that have cared for us. So thank you for your genuine and sincere care over the years. Not a day goes by that I don't reflect on how lucky we have been to have the experiences provided by your care. With all our love, Elizabeth R.
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Fax any documents to (307)754-5892.
751 Road 11, Powell, WY 82435, us
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Saturday: By appointment
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