Most prenatal and postpartum care (including labwork) is provided in the comfort of home (an office, or park) convenient for *members within a 45 min radius (all others may come to me for visits, depending on location and timing).
Functional, herbal, spirit-mind-body approach to perinatal wellness with guidance and support on health, fetal positioning, physiologic labor progression, breastfeeding, and postpartum healing.
All prenatal *members receive access to my personal resource lending library and the Esali Birth online birth class community, including birth prep for unassisted Free Birth.
Thank you so much for everything you’ve done. You’ve helped me look forward to birth with no fear and be excited about the process. Thank you for selflessly giving of your time to answer my questions, and to support me. Thank you for giving the kind of care that lets me know you actually care!
- Mariah, Summer 2019 & 2020 Home Birth Midwifery; 2022 FreeBirth Counseling
Family-Centered Home Birth
Midwifery Care with a holistic focus. Providing families in the Mid-Ohio Valley and surrounding region with the opportunity to be cared for with a wisdom-sharing approach. My traditional care puts the mother at the center of knowledge and responsibility, and encourages the family to support her self-wisdom through this time. You and your family’s needs and desires are my central focus creating the space for attentive and individualized care for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and postpartum. You are encouraged to birth in a way that feels instinctive and desirable to you and you are expected to be an active leader for the midwifery care and support you would like to receive.
Traditional Midwife Guardian
With the heart of non-medical traditional midwifery care and the knowledge of a modern midwife, a functional and intentional approach to care creates a space so that unnecessary interventions are avoided and this normal life event is supported through mind-body-environment support and a birth-can-be-simple approach. You can receive counseling for overall wellness, nutrition, maternal-fetal alignment, movement, and therapies to support spontaneous, physiological birth in the comfort of your own home. You will have tools and techniques available to you to guide your care, discover early signs of imbalance, and support variations. Along with my network of assistants and midwives, we work together to develop a trusting relationship that helps you to enjoy our presence in your space, increasing the psychophysiological transformation of birth. My hope is that you utilize my knowledge during pregnancy so that you don’t need my advanced skills for birth, but they are available if it becomes necessary. Learn more about me on the Meet Danielle page.
water birth photo by Ashly Collins Photography
The sovereignty of God, and autonomous family decisions, are at the core of my belief as a birth guardian. I enjoy caring for families that seek to take responsibility for their wellness by giving-birth-back-to-women through education and support of informed decisions and physiology. I can teach you and your birth team to take complete liberty over your care and lead to the degree that you are comfortable with for activities such as prenatal care assessment, palpating baby’s position, catching baby, and assessing the well-being of your baby. You are the guide of your birth space and I am available to share wisdom, skills, and tools along this journey.
Serving through the Childbearing Years
I have been called to serve God through my midwifery practice in a way that I hope glorifies His spirit working in my life, no matter where you are in your personal journey, including if our beliefs differ. Whether you are seeking a midwife for pregnancy, home birth, and breastfeeding support, TTC and looking for fertility support, interested in labwork for in-depth understanding of internal health, or improving wellness for hormonal balance I look forward to chatting with you about options for care. I serve women and their families without labeling risk. I offer the knowledge and services I am experienced to provide for your specific situation whether that is full midwifery care, a recommendation for another provider, transfer of care or transport, or parallel care alongside an alternate birth location. I also host the monthly MOV Breastfeeding, Birth, & Parenting Social in Parkersburg, WV to support our MOV community through these years, which is a great place to stop by and say hello.
fetoscope heart tones assessment photo by Ashly Collins Photography
My general radius is approximately 1 hour from my home in Murraysville, WV. Depending on location and birth season timing, I can sometimes go up to 1.5 hours. I receive midwifery inquiries from many hours away and while I can provide prenatal, free birth, or virtual support to families outside of my radius, it is important for me to consider all the clients that I am on call for and their distance apart from each other, as well as for you to consider your personal needs and desires for care before and after birth when selecting a midwife. Most *members receive in-home visits for prenatal and postpartum. Members over 45 minutes from me, or in an area outside of my typical driving direction, will need to arrange to come to me for most of their prenatal and postpartum care. Providing home services throughout a large radius in Appalachia means I need to consider my long-term personal physical and mental health, gas prices, and wear on my vehicle are a factor in the distance I can go regularly, not to mention the anxiety of everyone when I’m at a visit 1+ hours north of me and on call for a client 1+ hours south of me. Due to the rural nature of this region, I can’t provide a simple circular radius, but consider the specific drive time and weather conditions. This map shows the distance to areas surrounding me. If you are within this area, I would love to chat about your care and arrangement for prenatal and postpartum visits! If you are outside of this area, depending on my schedule and your circumstances, I would be happy to discuss options for serving you, including you coming to me for birth! If you are considering care, reach out early because my calendar fills up fast.