Or co
nsidering it?

When you think of labor & childbirth, what words come to mind?

Fear? Pain?
Loss of control?
Weak and helpless?
Can't do it, need drugs?

What if you could replace those words with others,
such as:

Confidence in birth & in my body
Sensations are intense but normal
Feeling strong & powerful
I can do it !
Incredible joy !!

You've probably heard that a birth that's as natural and drug-free as possible is best for baby, but maybe you aren't sure you can do it.

You may feel confused or overwhelmed by conflicting information about pregnancy and childbirth, unsure what to believe. Perhaps you've considered homebirth or waterbirth, but those options seem too unconventional or intimidating. Or maybe you would just like someone to talk to someone about the changes happening to your body, a place to get information about how to grow the happiest, healthiest baby.

There is a way to change your perspective on childbirth, and a place to get the support, information and encouragement you need and want.

Welcome to BirthSpirit!

Whether your pregnancy is planned or unexpected, you are now faced with a lot of choices in how you want to experience your pregnancy and birth. If you choose to have a homebirth with a midwife, you will receive high-quality, individualized, comprehensive health care with a strong emphasis on education. You will participate fully in decisions regarding your pregnancy and birth.

At BirthSpirit, we believe that pregnancy is a normal, healthy condition that benefits from a wellness approach. This approach includes good nutrition, moderate exercise, positive childbirth education, and the use of natural therapies instead of medical interventions whenever possible. My role is to monitor and support the natural course of pregnancy by providing regular prenatal care as well as guidance during labor, birth, and the postpartum. My first commitment is always to the safety of both you and your baby.

As a holistic midwife, I serve the Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, offering a variety of options including:

  • Prenatal Care
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Belly art
  • Homebirth
  • Waterbirth
  • Professional Labor Assistance for hospital-birthing families
  • Lactation Assistance
  • Postpartum Care
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Natural health consultations, specializing in:

    Body-mind integration
    Use of nutritional supplements

You will find the BirthSpirit website full of helpful information about midwives, doulas, the safety of homebirth, belly art, and other wonderful birthing options such as waterbirth. You can also learn about homeopathy, a natural wellness option for you and your whole family. Please take time to visit the various pages. I have a lot of birth photos sprinkled throughout the site, including stories of my client's births on the Birth Stories page. And you can link to other websites I've found useful on the Links page.

Here I am , holding one of the babies I've helped bring into the world.

Please feel free to contact me for further information about the services I provide. I offer a free, no-obligation consultation to those who would like to meet with me in person. Such a visit provides you with the opportunity to ask all of your questions and determine if homebirth is right for you.

"The whole point of woman-centered birth
is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source.
She may need, and deserve, help, but in essence,
she always had, currently has, and will have the power."
Heather McCue

Watch this powerful new video about maternity care in America
and how it can be improved:

Reducing Infant Mortality from Debby Takikawa on Vimeo.

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