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A midwife is a health professional who provides care to a pregnant person and the newborn. She recognizes that clients are individuals and because of their personal, cultural, and religious beliefs, every birth experience is different. Midwifery care is ongoing and involves education, health promotion, social support, and clinical assessment. Midwifery encourages mind-body connections, recognizing the spiritual and emotional aspects of birth, allowing women to birth with strength and dignity.
Midwives encourage women and their families to make informed choices, creating an atmosphere in which they can celebrate the miracle of birth, wherever they choose to be. Midwifery is personalized care Focusing on the natural processes of pregnancy, labor, and birth, she combines traditional skills and modern medical techniques to safeguard normal childbirth. The midwife maintains associations with physicians and other health care providers to ensure that mother and child have the best knowledge and technology available.
I was born and raised right here in Olympia, Washington. And, although I lived in California and Arizona in my early twenties, I always knew that I wanted to raise my family back home.
I am married with three beautiful children (two boys and a girl). My first two babies were born in the hospital and my third was born in the water at home. I began my journey to midwifery after my second hospital birth. I knew that there was a way for women to feel empowered, strong, and to be given a voice about their own healthcare choices; during my quest, I discovered exactly what I was looking for...midwifery.
The midwifery model of care is about providing individual care to expecting families in a gentle, honest, and loving way. I have found that when folks trust their provider, feel safe in their environment, and have their choices respected, they to report better birth experiences and outcomes.
I began working with pregnant people in 2011 and immediately loved it. I graduated from the Midwives College of Utah with my Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BSM) in 2015. I am a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and Licensed Midwife (LM) in Washington State.
In my spare time I enjoy traveling, making memories with my family, swimming, attending concerts and live performances.
Midwives consider birth a natural event. Midwifery is based on the belief that childbirth is a natural, healthy process and that most pregnant people are fully capable of giving birth. Midwives see pregnancy as part of the full spectrum of life's experiences, and they believe pregnant people have the right to a fulfilling, as well as a safe, childbirth experience.
Midwifery care involves judicious use of technology. Women avoid the risks, discomfort, and disruption that unnecessary procedures impose, yet have the opportunity to use available technology if needed.
National research shows that midwives achieve the same outcomes as physicians without disrupting the natural birth process as often. Research also shows that midwives have reduced cesarean section rates by more than 50% with no compromise in safety.
In fact, care from midwives has significantly lower rates of induced labor, episiotomies and forcep births. Midwives are most actively involved in a pregnant person's preparation for childbirth. That kind of support reduces the length of labor, avoids unnecessary interventions and improves birth outcomes. Midwifery care is proven to be safe!
Most health insurance plans cover midwifery care!
New Day Midwifery is an IN-NETWORK provider with:
Medicaid/DSHS: Community Health Plan of WA and Molina, Regence (including UMP plus), Cigna, First Choice, Premera, Kaiser Permanente Options Plans, some Aetna plans and more!
If you are unsure of coverage, please ask!
Midwives are cost effective and improve outcomes. Midwifery care reduces costs through sensible use of technology and tests, and low cesarean section rates without compromising quality or outcome. Midwives contribute to cost savings. With the option of out-of-hospital care, families can reduce costs as must as 30-50%!
New Day Midwifery LLC offers cash pay programs as well as military and first responder discounts (EMS, fire, and police).
New Day Midwifery does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, marital status, BMI or economic status.
ALL are welcome!
Complete prenatal care including 30-60 minute prenatal visits, routine and STAT laboratory testing, ultrasounds, genetic screening, fetal monitoring, and referrals when needed.
Midwife attendance and safety monitoring at your home for active labor, birth, and immediate postpartum.
Midwife also offers water birth options, newborn exam/medications, sutures (if needed) and breastfeeding support.
Postpartum visits in your home (24 hours and 3-5 days) after the birth of your baby. Follow up visits in the office (2 weeks, and 6 weeks) to monitor and assist with postpartum healing, mood disorders, breastfeeding, and overall adjustment to a growing family.
Your midwife will be the primary pediatric care provider for the first 14 days following a low-risk, healthy delivery. She will offer newborn medication (eye ointment/Vitamin K), NB screens (PKU), hearing screening, CCHD screening, jaundice screening, weight checks, and breastfeeding support, as well as referral to pediatric and IBCLC follow up, if needed.
Records from your birth and newborn visits will be sent to your pediatric care provider after 2 week check up.
Midwife will also file birth certificate paperwork for home births.
New Day Midwifery offers limited collaborative care planned hospital births. In this care plan, clients receive their prenatal and postpartum care from the midwife, then transfer to the hospital for their birth.
Clients have the option to have midwife attend birth as a doula for a fee.
Please discuss options at your consultation visit with the midwife.
New Day Midwifery offers collaborative care for folks planning a VBAC (planned hospital birth with midwifery care prenatal and postpartum).
Pregnant people who have a history of successful VBAC may also have the option for a home birth after cesarean (HBAC).
Please discuss options at your consultation visit with the midwife.
Office Address: 1026 State Avenue NE Olympia, WA 98506
(Parking and entrance in back of building)
Your midwife may need to reschedule your visit if someone goes into labor during business hours.
Hours subject to change based on midwife discretion.
Clinic is closed on major holidays.