The birth center keeps a schedule for clinical staff on call, to make sure that all shifts are covered, day and night, seven days a week. As the new decade began, Bella started her academic journey toward becoming a midwife and attends classes through the Midwives College of Utah. Birth Center Staff By choosing to deliver here at our Summit County birth center, you will be surrounded by caring, compassionate and experienced staff. In 2005-2006 she was duel enrolled in the Mercy in Action Midwifery program and the National College of Midwifery to complete the didactic and skills training portion of her education. After completing a formal midwifery apprenticeship and academic program in 1993, she worked in many capacities – owning her own home-birth practices, as a partner in a group home-birth practice, and as a staff midwife at this very birth center. James Ducey, MD is a board certified OB / GYN and Perinatologist (high risk specialist). Our staff works together as a team to ensure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Karen attended Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, TN, received a BSN from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and earned MSN degrees from Case Western Reserve University and Frontier Nursing University. The birth center can be described with 5 Ps: PEOPLE Healthy women anticipating a low-risk pregnancy and birth Licensed, qualified staff with full comprehension of limits of midwifery practice and insured for professional liability She has worked in supporting women and families through managing an integrative medicine family practice since 2009. She has appreciated working with those who saw their pregnancy, birth and baby through a spiritual lens, full of prayer. In October 2009, she became the owner and director of the San Antonio Birth Center (the “oldest” free-standing birth center in SA), and Alisa has dedicated the past 10+ years to honing our unique practice style and providing out-of-hospital birthing experience to birthing families in her community. As a visionary and project person, Cindy almost always has a home improvement project in the works, but her all time favorite pass time is being Gran to her 2 precious grand-babies! She believes that the real gift of midwifery is the opportunity to build a relationship with women, their partners, and their families. She has worked in supporting women and families through managing an integrative medicine family practice since 2009. The Birth Center is not just for birth. And a shorter stay means you’ll spend less money. As the mom to 2 active kiddos, she doesn’t get much free time, but when she does she enjoys DIY projects, hiking, missionary work, and Coke Zero. Graduating from Birthwise Midwifery School in 2014, and having apprenticed with both rural and urban home and birth center In March of 2018 she transitioned from a senior apprentice to a staff midwife upon receiving her Texas state midwifery license.  With steadfast gentleness and always exuding kindness, we could not envision our practice without her. After completing a doula training course in January 2019, Bella began attending births in an active support role, and she continues to take on private doula clients.  After graduating from high school she joined our administrative team (a job she says she loves!) Job Title: Staff Midwife. Risa is thrilled to join the Santa Fe Birth Center and to continue to be involved in supporting the Santa Fe birthing community. She follows in the legacy of the Hebrew midwives – Shifrah and Puah, believing in the responsibility to go against the dominant culture if necessary to bring forth life. Their first 3 children were natural hospital births and their 4th joined the family through the beauty of adoption. She received her clinical experience and education at Bellevue College and Bastyr in Washington, and Maternidad La Luz in El Paso, TX, the latter of which she loved working with Spanish-speaking clients. Jessie is a New Mexico Licensed Midwife who began her midwifery education in 2003 with her first apprenticeship in Colorado. Rebecca is a New Mexico Licensed Midwife (LM) and Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). Naomi tucked her dreams of midwifery away for a season to care for her growing family. They provide out of hospital care to low risk clients, getting to know you and your family on and majored in anthropology at Washington University (B.A.). You might also  work, especially around all things birth and babies. Her oldest son was born at Juneau Family Birth Center in 2008. Birth Center Stone Oak provides you with support to allow the birth of your child in a warm, family-friendly, natural setting, like mother nature intended it to be. ).  Her delightful communication style served her well in her former career as a hair stylist, and her attention to detail was honed while working with several local non profit ministries. She lives on a little homestead and is a mother to one feisty toddler – birthed at home with family and midwives in attendance after a long, intense labor. She attended Monte del Sol Charter School which featured a mentorship program; where students find a professional in the community willing to volunteer their time and experiences throughout the school year. Through her 5 years of doula work and personal journey into mothering, she has cultivated a passion for nurturing and empowering women to be educated about birthing options. Victoria Dean was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. Both CNMs and CPM are welcome to apply. I labored 11 hours at the birth center and hadn’t progressed. Through that mentorship program she was able to study under a local home birth midwife. San Francisco Birth Center is seeking a fulltime staff midwife. Scheduling appointments, answering insurance and billing questions, assisting with payment plans, inventory and ordering, laundry and cleaning… there are so many details that go into keeping the facility and our practice running smoothly. Three of my children were born with the Ashland Birth Center midwives. Šæ€¥åŒ»ç™‚の批准、高度専門医療の提供を重点に地域の医療事業へ貢献してまいります。 Staff - Birth & Women's Health Center BWHC is staffed by two certified nurse-midwives who are educated in the two professions of nursing and midwifery. Her current mission -- to expand women’s birth choices -- is creating a sustainable and beautiful birth center. © Copyright 2021 San Antonio Birth Center.All Rights Reserved Worldwide. He will not permit any attending OB physician at SIUH to p… As a young child, she was surrounded by many pregnant, birthing, and nursing aunties. Lucy is a New Mexico Licensed Midwife (LM) and a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). She believes that we are partners with G-d in creation and as such, that it’s our responsibility to be as skilled and knowledgeable as possible in whatever we have influence or control over. The midwives at Santa Fe Birth Center are passionate about their work and excited to serve Santa Fe and northern New Mexico communities. Alisa has been with women and families during pregnancy and birth for over 25 years. Risa is thrilled to join the Santa Fe Birth Center and to continue to be involved in supporting the Santa Fe birthing community. The next few years Jessie worked as an assistant midwife/apprentice doing all aspects of midwifery care and completing the New Mexico Midwifery Apprenticeship Program. Alisa’s work is her life’s passion and her warmth is contagious. Soraya is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and New Mexico Licensed Midwife (LM), as well as a lactation consultant and La Leche League leader. Daughter to a midwife, Risa attended births throughout her childhood and teen years, developing a deep connection and respect for the sacred experience of childbirth. Drawing on years of experience working with a wide range of families Lucy brings her grounded, loving and intuitive presence to birth. While my goal was to have as natural of a birth as possible, Jack Anthony, my son, had another plan in my mind. For many years Naomi was a photographer, specializing in birth, maternity, adoption, and family lifestyle photography.  When she and her family relocated to Texas from Colorado in February 2014, she knew it was time to chase her dream of becoming a midwife and began her clinical apprenticeship at the San Antonio Birth Center in March 2015. Bella’s journey with midwifery began when she was 4 years old as she participated in her mother’s pregnancy and preparations for birth.  Alisa was her mother’s midwife and they both have fond memories of being together during midwife visits.  Though she was not present at that brother’s home birth, a few years later (in 2010 and 2012) she witnessed her mother birth 2 additional siblings in the comfort of her own home, assisted by Alisa. She received her clinical experience and education at Bellevue College and Bastyr in Washington, and Maternidad La Luz in El Paso, TX, the latter of which she loved working with Spanish-speaking clients. She After completing a dual degree in Contemplative Psychology and Art Therapy at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, she continued her studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Mat-Su Valley Alaska, where midwives helped her welcome a second son in 2011. Soraya is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and New Mexico Licensed Midwife (LM), as well as a lactation consultant and La Leche League leader. Kirkland Birth Center 13128 Totem Lake Blvd NE, Suite 101 Kirkland, WA 98034 P: (425) 823-1919 F: (888) 972-5585 Kirkland@BirthCenter.com Meria Loeks  birth community involvement spans fifty years beginning in Amsterdam, the Netherlands while listening to Dutch women’s unmedicated birth stories. In. Reduced risk of a C-section. Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78240. She practices Classical Midwifery, a philosophy incorporating evidence-based practice with traditional holistic wisdom. About A Birth Center Meet Our Staff Birth Center Tour Fees and Insurance Testimonials Services Birth Center Birth Pro Nox Nitrous Oxide Analgesia OB/GYN Care Childbirth Education SonoSmile Sonograms Natural Products Meet Our Staff Back Services Prenatal & Post-Partum Care Birth Services Well-Woman Services Holistic Care Late Transfers Back Facilities Virtual Tour Beverly Hills Birth Center Back Testimonials Our Birth Videos Letters of Cindy considers herself to be a collector of experiences, and no experience is more real or purer than the moment a family is born. We are a five year-old freestanding birth center in the heart of San Francisco doing approximately 12-15 births/month. Born at home herself, she was raised with an awareness of midwives and giving birth outside of the hospital. Finding a midwife in her seventh month of pregnancy and subsequently giving birth to all three sons at home was a life defining experience. Jaqxun has been a birth and postpartum doula since 2001 and began midwifery training in 2010. Meet the CABC Administrative Staff Michele DeAngelo, Executive Director Michele began her career at a birth center where she wore lots of different hats. Victoria is deeply committed to midwifery care as a means of social justice and addressing the systems of oppression that people giving birth face. As a family, they are enjoying all that Texas has to offer as their favorite pass time is just being together: outside, hiking, biking, kayaking, tubing, jumping waves and drinking  coffee.  When off call Naomi enjoys traveling and serving families, women, babies, and midwives in Haiti with MamaBaby Haiti. She is thrilled to be involved with growing families in northern New Mexico at the community based Santa Fe Birth Center. Most families leave the center four to eight hours after birth, compared to 24 to 48 hours at a hospital. We provide full-scope care for women of all ages from teens to post-menopausal. Beginning in 2008 and for the next 7 years she would work periodically in Northern Uganda, Africa as a midwife, offering prenatal and postpartum care and facilitating the deliveries of hundreds of babies. She has appreciated working with those who saw their pregnancy, birth and baby through a spiritual lens, full of prayer. “My family was so blessed to have our care with Seasons. We joyfully welcomed Jessica to the San Antonio Birth Center Sisterhood in the summer of 2018 and she quickly made herself irreplaceable!  She has a passion for serving others, truly loves people, and is an amazing multi-tasker! Amber met her husband in 2005 and they married in 2012. She brings compassion and wisdom to each client visit and honors each unique birth experience, finding great joy in working with the beautifully diverse families that come into her life.  In the fall of 2016, Alisa was honored to attend her 1,000th birth. We could not do what we do and serve our clients in the ways that let them know we care if it weren’t for the tender and loving attention to details that these women provide to us and to all of our families. She became a midwife, Mothering magazine editor, counselor for teen moms, Maternal Child Health program manager, childbirth educator, doula mentor, and psychotherapist. She trained at, and then became a staff midwife and clinical director, at Maternidad la Luz (MLL) where she attended over 400 births. Naomi felt called to midwifery at an early age. Debbie has been instrumental in helping to change the midwifery law to allow more licensed midwives to practice in Florida. She found her way to The Birth Center in April 2017 to begin her training to become an IBCLC. She strives to learn each woman’s unique communication style and needs and to work in partnership with her throughout her birthing experience. She trained at Birthingway College of Midwifery (B.S.) If the birth center is connected to a hospital, medical intervention can be a routine part of their care. In her teaching position at MLL she enjoyed being a preceptor for more than 60 midwifery students. Jessie is a New Mexico Licensed Midwife who began her midwifery education in 2003 with her first apprenticeship in Colorado. She returned to her native Santa Fe and joined the field of integrative medicine, incorporating nutritional studies into behavioral and developmental disability therapy. I love being able to witness a woman giving birth. Our focus is to empower our clients through holistic health management and education. によるチーム医療と高い専門性を持ったソフト・ハードウェアの両輪で、「患者様本位の医療」「温かい医療サービスの提供」を目指します。 Lucy finds all aspects of birth care -- the emotional, intellectual, spiritual and political -- fulfilling. In 2016 she offered midwifery care and counseling in Europe to the refugees during the refugee crises. The Birth Center is People... working together to respond to your needs during your pregnancy, birth, and early parenting.Meet the Birth Center staff: Leonette A. Clayson Certified Nurse Midwife Family Nurse Practitioner Colleges San When choosing a birth center connected to a hospital, ask if it has its own staff or is staffed by hospital personnel. We also provide She received further training from two homebirth practices in Portland and Canby Oregon. When she married her best friend Paul in the Summer of 2012, Alisa became the “half-mom” to four amazing young people. Alisa’s greatest passion – outside of motherhood – is traveling to and serving with an organization called MamaBaby Haiti. She developed a course on the history of childbirth for University of New Mexico. The rate of C-sections for women who chose a The position will be primarily prenatal care, birth and She attended the University of New Mexico for one year before deciding on which midwifery program to pursue. Debbie is the owner of Hollywood Birth Center and has been a licensed midwife since 1995. Job Title: Staff Midwife. After attending her first birth over 25 years ago, she soon became the unofficial “birth expert” among her peers. With 10 years of attending births and nearly 150 births attended as a midwife, Victoria is honored to bring her expertise and calm presence to the Santa Fe Birth Center. and now all of our clients get to experience her vibrance and joy.Â. AlexAnn grew up in Lane County and is passionate about building a plan for sustainable birth center services in Lane County. It never gets old. It is such a powerful and sacred event each and every time. In 2015 they welcomed a daughter – who was born at home under the loving guidance of the San Antonio Birth Center midwives, and in 2019 welcome a son, born at our birth center, again with the midwives she has grown to love. When Gwynne is not helping nursing moms and their babies, you can find her spending time with her family at home on their small chicken farm, at the beach, camping, or exercising. Our Staff Holly Shearman LM, CPM, Administrator and Clinical Director I love being a midwife. When not working at the Center she loves mothering her son, hearing live music, mountain biking and reading. Upon returning to the US she learned most American women chose either a medicated hospital birth (97%), or a home birth (1-3%). Risa lives in Santa Fe with her husband and their two amazing children. They are registered nurses with advanced education who must pass a national certification exam. Jessica began developing her delegation and organizational skills at a young age – growing up as the second oldest of 9 siblings (many of whom were born at home with midwives! Job Description: We are a five year-old freestanding birth center in the heart of San Francisco doing approximately 12-15 birthsmonth. Naomi has been married to her best friend Ryan for 22 years, and they have 4 amazing kids ages. The San Antonio Birth Center is a better place because of these lovely human beings! From my first birth in this role, it was clear that birth was my calling. In 2013 she was accepted into Birthingway College of Midwifery. She is a Certified Nurse Midwife and former midwife of the Nurse Midwifery Birth Center in Lane County. A trained doula and a mother to 3 children – including twin daughters – she brings to herÂ, the life experiences that have taught and molded her, Vanessa loves learning about people, and if you ever find yourself sitting in the reception area. Birth Center Staff Toni Kimpel, CPM, LM I am the owner, Director and Senior Midwife at Jubilee Birth Center. “I deeply care for the mother’s, babies, and families that I am privileged to support during the powerful and profound transitions of pregnancy, birth, and life and I aim to bring well honed skills, compassion, wisdom and love to each encounter.”. Natural childbirth brings your family together in ways you can’t imagine with the most amazing midwife support in San Antonio, Texas! It’s evident when you meet the staff at New Life Birth Center that we care about the families we serve. My last baby was a traditional home b irth with Ojibwe culture, including a birth fire. 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