Imagine a birth experience…
…where you and your family are respected, honored, and cared for.
…where you are empowered by being provided the information and resources necessary to make informed decisions.
…where personal attention, support, and encouragement throughout the beautiful journey of pregnancy childbirth is of utmost importance.
About Arts of Love Birth Services
My home birth services are devoted to providing comprehensive, holistic care and support throughout the pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding experience for those families choosing home birth. I am committed to creating an environment where a woman and her family feels nurtured, safe and secure, where their personal preferences are respected and their physical and emotional well being are enhanced. I practice “watchful guarding” of the natural process of pregnancy and childbirth, offering sensitive support and gentle encouragement, while intervening only as necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of mother and baby.
I welcome your questions and honor your individual needs and concerns as we aim for you to have a healthful and profoundly positive birth experience. I see pregnancy and birth as sacred and miraculous—a rite of passage into motherhood, a powerful experience that enhances personal growth, inner strength, and deepens family closeness. I view birth as a normal part of family life, and we have confidence in a woman’s ability to grow and birth her baby. I honor a woman’s inner wisdom about her body and desire to labor and birth in her own unique way.
At home, women and their families can truly benefit from the ancient art and sound traditions of genuine midwifery care, that has proven it’s worth around the world and throughout history.
My journey and fascination with midwifery and home birthing began in 2004 while pregnant with my second youngest child. After experiencing two hospitals birth and continually educating myself into the options available with home birth experiences, we were served by an amazing midwife who helped bring our next two children into the world as water births. Upon experiencing the beauty of childbirth in a natural home setting, I knew that serving families as a midwife was my calling.
I have been studying midwifery since 2004 and practicing independently as a Traditional Midwife (DEM) since 2013. In 2015, I earned my Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) certification through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). In 2019, due to legislation that was passed mandating state licensure, I became licensed by the State of Michigan as a midwife.
Over the last several years, I have worked independently as well as assisting other midwives at hundreds of births both at home and birth centers in Sturgis, Michigan and Colon, Michigan.