ABOUT ME

 

Twenty two years ago, my journey began:  Shortly after finishing a tour with the U.S. Peace Corps in Honduras, Central America, I birthed my daughter in my in-law's home.  It was the most amazing experience and it fueled my passion to become a midwife. My second daughter was born eight years later in my home, in Detroit.  I am the mother of  4 and grandmother of 4 , two of which were born into my hands, also  at home. 

 

Over the past 22 years, I have assisted nearly 300 babies into this world doing birth work. I became a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) after graduating Birthwise Midwifery School (located in Bridgton, Maine) in 2015.  Since becoming a CPM, I have caught babies here at home, the in the state of Wisconsin and in Honduras, Central America.  I co-founded the Mosaic Midwifery Collective in the Detroit area and  serve on the first ever State of Michigan Board of Licensed Midwifery, until 2020.  Before devoting my full time to the education and practice of midwifery, I worked as a licensed paramedic in the emergency department at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital and formally with the Detroit Fire Department, EMS Division; totaling to 18 years of experience.

 

I do work collaboratively with many local midwives including - Linda Honey DEM, Eileen Denomme CPM, Nicole White CPM Kate Mazzara CPM, Anna Fernandez CPM, Jaime Edisaith CPM, Amanda Howell CPM, Tasha Scott CNM,  Stacia Proefrock CPM, Heather  Lamanski CPM, Cynthia Jackson and Jahmanna Selassie, the other co-founders of the Mosaic Midwifery Collective.

- Heather Robinson

 
 

Pre-Conception Counseling

One on one consultation about creating the optimal environment for conception of a child.  Physical and diet assessment, stress reduction techniques, blood work and recommendations for vitamin, mineral, homeopathic and/or herbal supplementation.

Intrapartum Care

24/7 availability for communication as your expected due date nears.  Assistance during active labor in coping with the contractions along with close monitoring of mom and baby.  Support, encouragement and assistance, in the delivery of your child.  Immediate postpartum care for mom and newborn, help with breastfeeding and a newborn exam of your baby in which weight and measurements are recorded.

Childbirth Education Classes

Preparation for labor, birth, breastfeeding and the postpartum in small group gatherings of 2-3 couples.  There are a total of 3 classes which are 2-2.5 hours in length. Women and couples leave feeling very well prepared for birth.

Postpartum Care

4-5 home visits after the birth of your baby(s) to assess healing, growth, health, &breastfeeding for mom and baby.  Three different newborn screening tests can be done (Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening , Newborn Metabolic Screen and Hearing Screen) and a PAP screen can be done at the final six week visit for mom.

Antepartum Care

In home, monthly, bi-monthly and weekly visits during pregnancy.  Each visit is 45 min - an hour to assess and discuss the well-being of mother and baby during the months of gestation.

Well Woman Care

An individualized visit for any or all of the following: clinical breast exam, physical exam, pelvic exam with PAP,  IUD removal, nutritional counseling, fertility awareness, meditation guidance.

AS YOUR MIDWIFE, I PROVIDE

 (in both English and Spanish)

 
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CONTACT ME

PHONE 313-585-6335  EMAIL  birthbeautifuldetroit@gmail.com

 MAIL P.O. Box 141004 Detroit, MI 48214

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