Sacred Path Midwifery
"The whole experience was life-changing, and i can't wait to do it over again. I couldn’t have asked for a better birth team!"
"Grant’s birth is my greatest accomplishment"
"You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and flY" rumi
"Birth is an experience that demonstrates that life is not merely function and utility, but form and beauty"
Read Giselle Bundchen's feelings about her own home birth:
"Giving birth was the most intense and life-changing experience of my life. I am blessed to have been able to have a home birth surrounded by love , where I was able to feel safe. It was a powerful experience. I never felt so vulnerable but so strong at the same time. It was amazing to experience my body become free to do what it was made to do by allowing my mind and my body to let go and be free to experience the changes taking place within… I was just there… focusing on my breathing and relaxing the best that I could… so present, to witness the biggest miracle in my life happen before my very own eyes. To give life to another being, what a gift!
When he finally was placed into my arms, I looked into his precious eyes and felt an overwhelming, unconditional love. I felt a huge sense of accomplishment. ”We did it!” ”We did it together!” He and I. I never felt so complete and empowered in my life."
"We have a secret in our culture, it's not that birth is painful, it's that women are strong."
Imagine focusing on enjoying every single moment of your baby’s birth rather than planning on just “getting through labor”? What if your baby’s birth was a calm and blissful experience? When mothers and fathers-to-be are educated, supported, trust the natural process of birth, and are free of fear, birth is returned to the sacred empowering experience that transforms a woman.
HypnoBirthing® is a complete childbirth education course based on the fear-tension-pain concept and uses relaxation, breathing, and self-hypnosis techniques to keep mom out of this fearful mode during labor so that her body can birth normally, calmly and more comfortably. While the goal of HypnoBirthing® is not necessarily natural childbirth, the vast majority of HypnoBirthing® couples have natural births because they end up feeling it’s the simplest and most enjoyable way to birth their babies. HypnoBirthing® is the perfect tool in your birth tool box for a more gentle, calm and confident birth experience and is perfect for any birth setting including home, birth center, hospital, medicated and even c-section births.
"Words cannot explain the feeling of looking down and lifting Gavin into my arms."
Waterbirth is felt by mothers and providers alike to be the gentlest of gentle births. Warm luxurious water to cradle you and give you complete freedom to move during the greatest achievement of your life.
“I was free to labor in a warm tub and also within my husband's embrace, and upon the point of delivery my joyful blessing was to able to push with my body, and pull with my own arms, my dear daughter - out of me and into a warm and welcome embrace also. Lovely!”
VBAC and vba2c
"If we are to heal the planet, we must begin by healing birthing."
I myself am a proud VBAC mama! My first VBAC was in 1987 – yes that boy is 28 years old now! I also achieved a VBA2C in 1998. Vaginal Birth after a Cesarean is a choice I am very passionate about. This is a triumph like no other! It is healing and empowering. I fought for my own right to VBAC and I will do everything in my power to help you achieve yours. I have many references of VBAC and VBA2C clients who would love to share their success stories with you! Please just ask!
The first moments of your new baby's life are precious. Hearing your quiet voice, feeling your gentle touch while you bond is priceless.
What to expect with Sacred Path Midwifery:
- Private time and space to bond with your baby
- Cord is cut when you're ready
- Assistance with breastfeeding
- Continuous skin to skin with your baby
- Gentle newborn exam on bed with Mama
- Daddy dresses his baby and weighs it
- Parents choices respected
- All newborn procedures are at your discretion
"It is no small thing that they, who are so fresh from God, love us."
Postpartum visits scheduled at:
- 2 days
- 2 weeks
- 4 weeks
- 6-8 weeks
- Unrushed visits
- Breastfeeding support
- Important time to process your birth
- Newborn screens performed
- Pap smear available if desired
"Maeve was instrumental in giving me the beautiful birth experience I wanted for myself and for Evelyn. She, and the rest of my birth team, made me feel so safe and loved. I consider her a dear friend and hope to have her at my future births"
"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. The mother is something absolutely new."
survivors of sexual abuse
"I will lend you not only my hand, but my heart"
Victims of molestation and sexual violence may encounter various challenges during their pregnancy and birth. But this can be a time of triumph and empowerment.
If you are a victim of sexual violence you will find a sympathetic ear here. I will take extra time at prenatal visits for processing, counseling and earning your trust before you birth. Any triggers will be carefully avoided.
You may have specific needs in labor or during prenatal care that are unique to your experience. Please know that with Sacred Path Midwifery you will be treated with the utmost tender care and respect.
"When the world says 'give up', hope whispers 'try one more time'."
The pain of miscarriage is one that is hard to explain to anyone who hasn’t personally experienced it. I have experienced 8 miscarriages myself. Many were due to undiagnosed APS (Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome), others were due to undiagnosed low progesterone levels.
If you’ve suffered recurrent miscarriage, you will find compassion, patience and understanding in my care. I will help you wade through the very difficult decisions regarding diagnosis, treatment and trust.
I will share not only my own experiences with you, but my resources.
The Beauty of Undisturbed Birth
"In the soft light that came into the room that sunny morning we watched this newly born infant adjust to life outside his mother's womb. He breathed quietly, without crying. His skin took on a healthy pink glow. But he did not seem to realize that he had left the womb as he floated, fully submerged except for his face. We stood by and watched. The parents stroked him and talked to him. There was no placental separation or bleeding, and the placental circulation continued for 20 or 30 minutes, in this out-of-the-body, womb-like place of transition. Eventually the woman wanted to get out of the water, and she cuddled her child and sat out on a nearby couch. With warm towels to dry both of them, the quiet protected atmosphere continued, and the baby began to seek his mother."
"Talk about INCREDIBLE! I was the first person who got to touch and hold and pick up my baby. I leaned back in the tub and just held my sweet love in my arms. The pain was gone and my girl was here. Talk about bliss."