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I am a licensed midwife (LM), a certified professional midwife (CPM) and a registered nurse (RN). I’ve been providing homebirth services and hospital support in Sonoma and neighboring counties since 1982, and am active in local and national midwifery organizations. I birthed all four of my daughters at home and have been midwife to my eldest daughter, at home, four times as well. Birth is sacred and it is truly an honor to share the journey.

Why Choose a Midwife?

Midwives trust in birth as a natural process for which a woman’s body is well designed. We understand that each birth unfolds in it’s own way, in it’s own time. Midwives monitor you and your baby thoroughly throughout pregnancy, labor and after birth. We support your birth plans. Midwives offer gentle, nurturing, personalized care, respectful of you and your family’s needs and beliefs. Midwives take time to address any fears or concerns you or your family may have. Prenatal visits are often 45-60 minutes long. Midwives offer encouragement and helpful suggestions to empower you to make healthy lifestyle choices and to make informed decisions about recommended screenings or procedures. Midwives advocate for you if hospital transport is needed, voicing your wishes to staff and providing labor support.

Midwives' Model of Care

The Midwives’ Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes. The Midwives’ Model of Care includes:
  • 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
  • identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention
The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma and cesarean section. Copyright 1996-2005, The Midwifery Task Force, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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