Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM) since 2000 and 2005, always having worked together, we make a great team. Our mutual respect is obvious, and we work so well together to provide intimate and personalized care.
Always growing and learning, we believe that birth is physiological and after many years of hospital delivery, we have finally come home to homebirth where we could not be happier. Julie and Kara are now both CPMs (Certified Professional Midwife), which reflects their commitment to homebirth and support of autonomy.
We practice true midwifery care - we believe in women, in birth, and in the age-old concepts of support, patience and respect in order to provide the best environment for a peaceful and rewarding birth experience.
Of six moms who delivered in the hospital after planning homebirth, three were actually admitted to the hospital prior to labor for medical reasons and thus are not considered in the transfer rate; for transfer from planned homebirth, reasons were pain relief and exhaustion, and attempt at vaginal birth after cesarean with prolonged second stage.
For the three moms who had hospital births, one was a vaginal birth after induction for a medical reason; one was a vaginal birth after transfer for pain relief and exhaustion; and one was a c/s for failure to progress.