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?
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
Fax any documents to (307)754-5892.
751 Road 11, Powell, WY 82435, us
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment
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