I am a part of this natural birth summit!!
This is the link!!
It is going to be this amazing summit to discuss, educate, and promote natural birth! I think as long as your not pregnant with a porcupine, all expecting women should be part of this conversation!
Here is my personal link to this event
And my free gift to a summit participant will be a consultation with a midwife Sarah Bay to discuss your options and learn more about natural birth!
About the midwife
Sarah Bay, CNM
I am a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and Advanced Practicing Registered Nurse (APRN) licensed in the state of New Hampshire, accepting clients for well-woman and pregnancy related care.
Philosophy: My commitment to out of hospital birth and midwifery care stems from a long-held belief that women should play an active role in their health and pregnancy care. As a midwife I see myself as a safe keeper to a healthy pregnancy and a physiolgic birth.
History: I’ve wanted to be a midwife for as long as I can remember. In fact, it’s not a stretch to say my journey into midwifery began with my own birth. I was born at home in the Netherlands, where the majority of births are still with midwives and many take place at home. As a child, I thought all babies were born at home. Only later did I learn from friends and classmates how unique my home birth was.
Education and Training: My roots in New Hampshire run deep. I attended Pine Hill Waldorf School and graduated from ConVal High School before attending the University of New Hampshire where I earned my BS in Nursing. I live locally in the Monadnock Region, where most of my family still resides.
After getting my nursing degree, I worked as a labor and delivery nurse for five years. I worked in a variety of settings, including Darthmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon, NH), Monadnock Community Hospital (Peterborough, NH), UCLA and Kaiser Permanente (Los Angeles, CA), Providence Medical Center (Everett, WA), and as a homebirth assistant with Cindy Dunleavy, CPM. During this time, I attended hundreds of births and learned through experience many of the technical, labor support, breastfeeding, and postpartum skills needed for full scope midwifery care. I also built relationships with many local physicians and nurses, and gained a solid understanding of the values and procedures of the hospital setting. These experiences have strengthened my commitment to evidence-based medicine and help me anticipate and prepare for the unexpected.
I returned to school and earned a Masters of Nursing from the University of Washington (2010) where I spent most of my clinical time in out of hospital settings, including two birth center practices and a solo midwifery practice. I began my own full scope solo midwifery practice shortly after the arrival of my own daughter, delivered in the care of a midwife at home in Peterborough.
I HOPE YOU ARE EXCITED AS I AM TO BE A PART OF THIS!