Midwives generally function as primary health care providers to pregnant and laboring women. They do have limits on whom they can care for, but if the woman is considered low risk, midwives can see the woman for prenatal care, deliver the baby, and continue to see the woman for postpartum care and well woman gynecological care.

A Certified Professional Midwife , or CPM, is a knowledgeable, skilled and professional independent midwifery practitioner who has met the standards for certification set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and is qualified to provide the midwifery model of care. The CPM is the only midwifery credential that requires knowledge about and experience in out-of-hospital settings.

As a CPM in Wisconsin and Indiana, Lori Beth works with healthy women having a low risk pregnancy and planning to birth outside the hospital. She is an expert in normal birth, unmedicated home birth, and birth center births. In partnership with you, she carefully monitors the progress of the pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum period and recommends appropriate management if complications arise, collaborating with other healthcare providers when necessary.

Midwifery Services

If you live in the service area, Lori Beth will meet with you for a free initial consultation and discuss midwifery care . She will answer your questions and help determine if home birth is an option for you.

Once hired, Lori Beth provides the following:

  • Prenatal visits that follow the ACOG standard of care
    • Up to 28 weeks = Visits every 4 weeks
    • 29 to 36 weeks = Visits every 2 weeks
    • 36 week to delivery = Weekly visits
  • Home visit at 36 weeks to prepare for your birth
  • 3 in-home postpartum visits are offered to you within the first six weeks after your birth

Call Lori Beth today for more information.

Resources

Home birth supply list – link to purchase

Link to online medical record program to fill out information – register

Birthlink.com – for Illinois clients