Biography

Michigan midwife in the Detroit area, will travel 1 hour radius. I have been practicing since october 1976 and have attended over 900 births. My philosophy is that pregnancy, birth and breast feeding, are all healthy, natural functions of a woman’s body, mind and spirit. As a midwife i do not “deliver” babies. I assist and support women to give birth themselves, with their family and/or friends surrounding them, offering loving support as well. I completely trust that every woman has the ability to give birth without intervention. In practice i seek to nurture each woman’s sense of natural ability, personal strength and self confidence so that they may be empowered through their birth experience. This in turn will lay the foundation for a more complete mothering experience.

I offer my services in a team effort with a doula and/or apprentice. I have trained 30 apprentices during my career, 10 are practicing currently, throughout the u. S. And canada. It is important for skills to be passed on from experienced midwives to those desiring to learn. Apprentices and doulas engage in ongoing study and workshops, participate in prenatal and postpartum care, as well as serving as assistants at the birth.

Home birth, birth centers and hospitals each offer women different options for birth. I support women in the process of birth, rather than impose artificial interventions or make labor conform to a specific pattern; the range for variation is wide.

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