|Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.|
- Mother Teresa
The Morningstar midwives are Ellie and Donna, both of whom came to midwifery after giving birth to their first child at home. Together we work to serve women and families, providing complete midwifery care for the childbearing year and beyond. We love what we do.
Care for the physical, psychological, and social well being of our clients--we use a holistic approach to care for the whole woman.
We recognize that birth is a normal, natural event and that homebirth is a safe option for women in good general health. We help women to maintain healthy pregnancies through the encouragement of good nutrition, exercise and daily habits and healthy relationships. We have a strong belief that not only is every woman different, but also each pregnancy and birth. For this reason, we use few interventions and let labors unfold at their natural pace and in their unique way. As midwives, we are facilitators of a natural process.
The midwifery model of care that we provide encompasses:
Individualized care, personal attention, and time to build relationships--all appointments last 1 1/4 hours.
Continuity of care; the same people who provide prenatal care are present throughout your birth and postpartum period.
Frugal but appropriate use of technology (including labwork, screenings, ultrasounds, and other medical investigation)
Informed choice with all aspects of care, allowing women and families to choose and receive the care that feels respectful and appropriate for them.