Please Note: I will not be taking any more clients at this point. I will be listing some of my midwifery equipment and supplies here in the near future.
Due to unforeseen life changes, I am unable to provide midwifery care at this time. I don’t know if I will in the future. I have enjoyed the almost 10 years of work with the many families that invited me into their lives.
Let’s talk about how you imagine your baby’s birth. Where is it? Who is there? What are you listening to?
The ideal client/midwife relationship occurs when the client is someone who understands that they are ultimately responsible for their own health and the health of their child and are prepared to do what is necessary to maintain or improve their health as needed. They will understand that the midwife’s role is one of guidance and nurturing throughout the entire childbearing year and they are able to utilize her as a resource.
“Your human, nurturing, and loving attention was the best part of our experience. I felt like you always took time for questions and concerns. You were willing to work with what I wanted for our birth.”Anonymous
How I See Birth
Birth is one of the most important events in your, your baby’s, and your partner’s lives. It is a defining moment. To me, the ideal labor starts with the baby decides that it is ready to be born. The birthing person labors however they want and are most comfortable. The people around them are people that they know and love, people that they invited to be there. They eat and drink what they want, when they can. They let their body push in whatever position is more productive and most comfortable. No one is poking them, prodding them to birth the baby faster. If anything, I remind them to breathe, slow down to lessen the changes of them tearing. Baby enters the world however it chooses, either boisterously or quietly. The new parent brings their baby to them and they rest.
If anything needs to be done by me, I do it at their side or in their arms. Most things can and will wait until they have had their precious first minutes together.
“During labor and birth, you were very helpful when I needed pressure on a certain point, and was there if needed but let me do what I felt needed. Also had amazing helpful tip on positions. Reminded me to slow down during pushing and I didn’t tear!!! Then after the birth, you took your time and didn’t rush me. Let placenta take time to come out on it’s own which was new to me! Available when I had some concerns come up.”BK
Welcome to the Mother’s Embrace Association!
This is a private education and health care membership association under the First, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution. I created this Association to protect the legal rights of it’s members. Your healthcare is your choice.
My mission for our members is “Care, education, and support for the family during the childbearing year.” How can I help you?
- In home full prenatal, birth, and postpartum services.
- Support for birthing people in their choices during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum; including their choice of birth attendant or the choice to not have one.
- A trained birth attendant to support and guide the birthing person and their family in a home birth.
- Supported health through the use of vitamins, supplements, homeopathy, and flower essences.
- Assistant with Ohio’s home birth certificate paperwork.
- In home CCHD and Newborn Screening.
- Lending library of books, DVDs, and other information for an amount of time agreed upon.
- Private group events or classes that will also support physiologic pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
“I lost a baby in 2013 after years of infertility and a desperate desire to be a mother. In the time between my loss and getting pregnant again I spent countless hours researching pregnancy and birth, watching documentaries, and joining natural minded Facebook groups. I knew that I wasn’t going to be comfortable with the status quo hospital birth but being from rural Ohio I didn’t think I had any options. I found out I was pregnant in August of 2014. I was so excited but so scared. I ended up seeing a “medwife” or CNM at a local hospital and felt like that was as close as I was going to get to my natural birth. The further I made it into my pregnancy the more uncomfortable I was with the attitudes my CNM and OB had toward my dream birth. At my 32 week appointment I was absolutely done with them for several reasons. I began desperately searching for a homebirth midwife and, thankfully, I met Jessica on Facebook. I called her and we talked for a few hours. She answered every question I had and then she came and met with my very hesitant husband and I. She answered his questions and when she left he told me he really felt this was the right decision. Jessica was never too busy to answer my calls or texts. She answered the craziest questions and never made me feel stupid. Most importantly, she made me feel like she cared about me and my baby as much as my husband and I did. She stayed at my house for hours during a false alarm and then, when it was time, she came over and she made me and my family feel so at ease. From boiling water for the birthing pool to holding a cool cloth on my head and then giving me tough love when I wasn’t sure I could do it, she was amazing. I never felt pressured, I never felt panicked. Even when I was bleeding more than I should have been, she was calm and kept me calm. Birthing my daughter was the single most incredible experience of my life and I know beyond a doubt that I owe so much of that to Jessica. I cannot wait to experience child birth again and that’s not something I hear often.”Jacki