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Questions about home birth?

I’m interested in Midwifery, but I’m not sure where to start?

The first step is to schedule a free consultation visit to see if a midwife is right for you and if you are a good candidate for home birth.

Is home birth safe?

There’s a large body of research that shows that home birth is safe.

How will I get a birth certificate and social security number for my baby?

April will file all the necessary documents to get a birth certificate and social security number.

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Credentials

Certified Nurse-Midwife

13+ years experience

Bachelor of Science (BS), Registered Nurse

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Master's of Science, Nurse-Midwifery

Frontier Nursing University

Master's of Science, Nursing

Case Western Reserve University

Jack weighed in at 8 lbs 12 oz and 19 ½ inches long, he was perfect. I know that I could not have done it without April and Alison; I owe them a debt of gratitude for making my birthing dream come true.
– Jack's Mommy
I chose April as my midwife because I trust her. She is experienced, professional, supportive, and extremely knowledgeable. I had to be transported with my first birth, but she was experienced enough to make the suggestion far before it be came an emergency. 2 years later my VBAC at home was a huge success!
– Connor's Mom
We love April. At the recent birth of our baby she was professional, friendly, patient organized, and a very calming influence. She made every step feel like it was going exactly the way it was supposed to go. This is the third home birth we have successfully had with April. She took great care of mother and the baby. As a father, I felt included and important and I was even able to catch the baby. While I know a midwife is a very personal decision, both my wife and I feel there is no better midwife than April.
– Troy F.

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Baby’s First Day Midwifery Services

Introduction

This is your place for wellness through pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. Whether you are planning on a natural child birth or simply considering your birth options, April, our certified professional midwife can help you achieve the birth of your dreams. April affirms the power and strength of women. April honors and promotes the normalcy of conception, pregnancy, labor, birth, and breast feeding.

For the vast majority of women pregnancy, labor, birth, and breast feeding are all normal healthy events in their lives. Prenatal care at Baby’s First Day focuses on enhancing the health of the mother and therefore the health of the baby. Much time is spent discussing nutrition, exercise, and emotional well being. Pregnancy should be a time of joy, health, and vitality. Healthy pregnancy and birth need our respect, patience, and understanding and not our intervention.

Education

April’s education and experience truly set her apart. April is a uniquely qualified midwife due to her vast experience with both home and hospital birth. She brings nearly two decades of experience to every birth. April has helped over 3,100 mothers bring their baby’s into the world. April holds both a bachelors and masters degree in nursing. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Sunrise Hospital from 2000 through 2004. Upon completing her masters degree, April began working as a certified nurse-midwife at St. Rose Hospital. April introduced many natural birthing options to the hospital including water birth, birth stools, and intermittent monitoring. Upon opening her home birth practice April became certified through the North American Registry of Midwives as a Certified Professional Midwife. While the overwhelming majority of births are completely normal and require no intervention, April’s extensive experience in medicine gives her confidence in any situation.

Education is an integral part of prenatal care. April offers a great deal of information at every prenatal visit. She also refers families to child birth education courses. Classes include Hypnobirthing, Bradley Method, Lamaze, Birthing From Within, Hypnobabies, and more. April also has many long standing relationships with OB/GYNs, perinatologists, pediatricians, doulas, chiropractors, and massage therapists. Their services are readily available and often enhance the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience.

April has an extensive background in maternity care and offers compassionate, individualized attention to your pregnancy. Whether you are planning a water birth, vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC), or the birth of your first baby April can help you achieve a safe, happy, healthy, BIRTHday for your new baby.

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