Beautiful Belly Laughs Midwifery

"We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful;
it's that women are strong." -Laura Stavoe Harm

Home Birth Philosophy

I believe that home birth, is the bar that is set for birth. It is, with the right circumstances the best you can get. I believe that a home birth planned and attended with a skilled Midwife is safer than other birthing options.

I truly believe if you cannot have or are not ready for a home birth than you should strive to make you birth as close as possible to the bar set by homebirth; working with a Skilled Professional Birth Attendant.

Midwives work relentlessly to train, study and hone skills; it in itself is a never ending profession. While it is common to hear how birthing mothers want their Midwives to be as hands off as possible, there are times when her hands are invaluable.

Birth Philosophy

I believe birth is natural, beautiful, powerful, spiritual, life changing and it usually works best when left alone. Birth affects a woman, baby and family, physically, emotionally and spiritually. This is a sacred season that should be honored, respected and cherished!

Services

I provide a variety of services to women and families in AL, TN, MS and GA. Some of the services I offer are:

  • Lactation Counseling (Nationally Certified Lactation Counselor) 
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Well woman care (pelvic exams and paps)
  • Menses education and discussion
  • Homebirths attendance
  • Pre-pregnancy consultation
  • I speak to women groups about: Menses, Sexuality, Pregnancy, Birth, Homebirth and Midwifery
  • Hospital Midwife Services
  • Doula Services
  • Post Partum Ceremonies
  • BlessingWays
  • Placental Encapsulation

 Beautiful Woman Community Project

I started The Beautiful Woman Community Project to fill a need across the state of Alabama.Once a year I travel to various cities across the state providing holistic well woman visits at low cost. These visits include (all or some):

  • Pap smears
  • pelvic exams (if desired)
  • Iron level checks
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Medical history discussion
  • Nutrition Counseling

The Summer of 2013 was the kick off round to The Beautiful Woman Project! I traveled to:

  • Birmingham
  • Tuscaloosa
  • Dothan
  • Enterprise
  • Montgomery 

It is my hope that 2014 to add a few more cities to my travels and to expand the program! Well woman visits can be set up anytime and do not have to be part of The Beautiful Women travels!