I am a mom of 8, and 3 of those babies were born at home. I’ve had babies every way you can have them — home, hospital; doctor, midwife and unassisted; drugs and natural; water and land; long labors, short labors.
In 1997, I took my first natural childbirth class. I was pregnant with my fourth baby at the time. During the course of that pregnancy, I discovered homebirth and my love for all things birth related. It was upon meeting my midwife that I realized my calling to the work of midwifery.
I began teaching Bradley Method® childbirth classes in the summer of 2001 and began my midwifery apprenticeship in January of 2003. After nearly six years of apprenticing, I completed the skill requirements for taking the NARM exam and passed the exam in August of 2009. I was a La Leche League Leader from 1996 through 2001. I received my didactic learning through the Midwives College of Utah, and hold a Bachelor's degree in the Science of Midwifery. My training and degree meets the ICM standards for midwifery education, and is endorsed by ACOG as the training and education required for a safe homebirth. I have a license to provide midwifery services in the state of South Carolina.
Apprentices and assistants are an integral part of my practice. I learned my clinical skills in the traditional apprenticeship model, and I intend to pass my skills on to the next generation of midwives. My students will be involved in all aspects of your care and you will get to know them as well as you know me! Any skills performed by students are done directly .under my supervision.
Apprentice Julia Davidson Julia is a mom to four boys, a certified birth doula, a childbirth educator, and a student midwife. She began birth work in 2014. Julia has a background in social work and has always had a passion to support families. After her first son was born overseas with little support, she sought out doula and midwifery care for her following pregnancy. The care she received gave her the desire to provide the same evidence-based and compassionate care for others. She was certified as a doula in 2014. After six years of doula work and her last baby being born at home, she began her journey toward becoming a Certified Professional Midwife. Julia is currently enrolled in school at Midwives College of Utah and plans to continue her education through an apprenticeship with Christine.