Welcome Home Midwifery: Gentle Respectful Home Birth Care
“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm
Meet Welcome Home Midwifery
The experience of pregnancy and birth is personal to each family, gentle and respectful care that empowers women is needed during this special time. Every birth is an exciting miracle that I am grateful and consider it a great honor to be asked to attend. I am excited to share my passion for childbirth with the families of Wisconsin.
“Birth should not be a time in a woman’s life when she has to FIGHT for anything.” -Carla Hartley
How I Assist
“Childbirth is an experience in a woman’s life that holds the power to transform her forever. Passing through these powerful gates – in her own way – remembering all the generations of women who walk with her… She is never alone.” – Suzanne Arms
Prenatals will be every 4 weeks until 28 weeks, every 2 weeks until 36 weeks, and weekly thereafter. Prenatals will be on average and hour long and include nutritional counseling, emotional wellbeing, and clinical assessments.
“Experiences have clearly shown that an approach which ‘de-medicalizes’ birth, restores dignity and humanity to the process of childbirth, and returns control to the mother is also the safest approach.” Michel Odent, MD
Postpartum visits will occur 24 hrs after birth, day 3-4, 1 week, 3 week, and 6 week.
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” – Rajneesh
Your birth is your unique experience. My job is to guide, give advise, and respectfully monitor the wellbeing of both mother and baby.
“Giving birth is a transformation and it doesn’t matter whether you’ve had eight babies before. It’s still a transformation the next time you have another baby, because you are no longer the same woman you were before you had that baby.” – Penny Handford
La Crosse WI & Surrounding Area
“A baby is like the beginning of all things: wonder, hope a dream of possibilities. In a world that is cutting down its trees to build highways, losing its earth to concrete, babies are almost the only remaining link in nature, with the natural world of living things from which we spring.” – Eda J. Leshan
"If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life"