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.
Amity has always loved helping pregnant and birthing women, and her career in birth work began in 2010 when she became a doula. Although she served families in all birth settings, Amity knew almost immediately that she was being called to help women birth at home. She began formal midwifery studies in 2012 through Ancient Art Midwifery Institute, and has found being a Midwife’s assistant to be the most joyous and rewarding job possible. Amity has four girls (ages 13, 10, 5, and 2), the last of whom was born at home. In her spare time Amity loves to write speculative fiction, learn how to live more sustainably on the earth, and play board and card games with her extended family.