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.
Juliann Lee Juliann has always felt a calling to help deliver babies. She originally started as a pre-med student planning to become an OB/GYN but ultimately found that she better aligned with the midwifery model of care. Juliann started the Midwife To Be academic program in 2012, completed the program in 2017, and is excited to continue clinical education. Juliann is a certified doula, certified childbirth educator, and Evidence Based Birth® Instructor. Juliann has two sweet kids who were both born at home. While she loves supporting families through any birth, she holds a special place in her heart for homebirth families.
Anastasia's passion for midwifery found its footing with Morning Glory Childbirth Services in the Fall of 2021. Drawn to the refreshing intimacy, empowering atmosphere, and personalized attention that the midwifery model of care offers families; she set out on a path to become a Certified Professional Midwife. She looks forward to starting her formal education in the Fall of 2022 via the Midwives College of Utah and plans to continue her apprenticeship with Christine. Anastasia has completed her certification in Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) and Birth Emergency Skills Training (BEST). In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, teaching yoga, and throwing pottery.