A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) undergoes extensive academic and clinical training and testing before earning the CPM credential. As a CPM I provide a holistic approach to prenatal care addressing nutrition, exercise and psychological concerns ensuring you are prepared for the intense and empowering process of labor and birth. I am available to you throughout the childbearing cycle, providing hands-on-assistance during your baby’s birth and the postpartum period. You labor in the comfort of your home and your baby is born in a safe, familiar environment, surrounded by loving family. Using safe, pain-relieving techniques instead of narcotics during the birthing process means your newborn is alert and able to nurse easily. After birth, I ensure that mom and baby are stable, healthy and comfortable before I depart and then return to your home between 24 and 48 hours to check on you and answer any questions you may have. I will continue care for approximately six weeks following the birth.