My Birthing Philosophy

I believe birth is a beautiful, natural process and that women have freedom and choices! I see my role as healthcare provider to educate and encourage women along their journey towards a radiant beginning. From the actual physical miracle of new life developing within to the more subtle but equally as miraculous birth of a new mother (whether this is her first child or her fifth!), my goal is to equip you for the upcoming adventure.

I hope to encourage and educate in order to empower not only the couple but also the entire family. As the parents of the unborn child I believe your healthcare is your ultimate responsibility. I hope to partner together with you and look forward to your experiences. I believe prevention can go a long way toward avoiding certain outcomes or complications. I want you to be active in your care and communication about your desires. I will do my best in all circumstances, except where there is concern for the safety of mom/baby, to honor those requests.

While I cannot guarantee each couple who chooses to book with me will have an out-of-hospital birth, I believe everyone has a role to play, to the best of their abilities, to lend towards optimal outcomes. As a licensed midwife, I must follow state regulations that work as a frame to guide and protect. If your pregnancy should fall outside my realm of practice at any point, I will do my best to help you make alternative plans for the remainder of your pregnancy and birth. I will work to assist low risk clients in their journey throughout pregnancy, labor, delivery and the postpartum phase.

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My Radiant Beginnings
My Radiant Beginnings2 days ago
Next week you can read about a recent labor support experience on the blog; in the meantime, you might find this article interesting!
My Radiant Beginnings
My Radiant Beginnings3 days ago
We’ve looked thoroughly into what happens in a transport, including some reasons why it might take place. Now let’s look at what can be expected after delivery.

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My Radiant Beginnings
My Radiant Beginnings added 2 new photos.3 days ago
I want you to know how difficult it is for me to “sell myself”. I wish I had a steady client base and let others and word of mouth be the only advertising I needed. I have faith that I will get there. Until then, little notes like this and the knowing looks I get from empowered mommas after birth is enough to keep fueling me to press on. 💜
My Radiant Beginnings
My Radiant Beginnings4 days ago
Common Pregnancy Discomforts: Why they happen, how to prevent (some of) them, and when to be concerned...
My Radiant Beginnings
My Radiant Beginnings5 days ago
The end of a 5-part series on what to expect in the case of transporting to the hospital during a planned home birth.
My Radiant Beginnings
My Radiant Beginnings added 2 new photos.5 days ago
Labor support for a sweet couple who has been working together so well. Ready to meet their daughter today!