What is a Certified Professional Midwife:
A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is a knowledgeable, skilled and professional independent midwifery practitioner who has met the standards for certification set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and is qualified to provide the Midwives Model of Care. The CPM is the only midwifery credential that requires knowledge about and experience in out-of-hospital settings.
Most CPMs own or work in private home or birth center based practices throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Providing continuous care for women throughout their childbearing cycle, CPMs generally carry a relatively low client load (averaging 3-6 births per month) which allows for more personalized and comprehensive care than typical obstetrical practices. The scope of practice of the CPM is derived from the NARM Job Analysis, state laws and regulations, and individual practice guidelines developed by each midwife according to her skills and knowledge.
– North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)
Would you like your birth covered by insurance?
We understand that many women and families rely on their insurance to help with the cost of their maternity care coverage.
To make this process simpler, at Grace Midwifery we have an insurance biller, Rose Reimbursement, and we will be happy to connect you so that you can submit a bill at 6 weeks postpartum (when our care with you is complete). However, that is an insurance reimbursement to you all. Our practice will still need the payment in full by your 36 week appointment.
You can contact Caittlyn with Rose Reimbursement by phone at (920) 461-0474, or click here for more information about the reimbursement process.
We have found over the years that our clients often use income tax returns, stimulus checks, and Christian medical insurance companies to make payments easier. We also offer the option for payments to be made to your Grace Midwifery account through donations by family and friends. They can make a donation through Venmo (MidwifeDoran) or PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the designation “[Your Name] Maternity Care.” Having loved ones and friends donate to your care is a great tangible way people can help you in a time of need.
We look forward to working with you and serving your family during this very special and exciting life event!
Your Maternity Care package includes:
- Electronic Health Records (shared with you, our client)
- Initial lab work done in office
- Docusign safe signing of most informed consent documents and legal papers
- Initial visit & welcome bag with one gallon of NORA Pregnancy Tea
- Use of Grace Midwifery library with books/dvds
- Prenatal visits based off OB schedule
- Extra visits for postdates, exceptions, breastfeeding help, etc.
- Attendance at birth
- Four postpartum visits for mother
- Four newborn visits postpartum
- One full complete radiologist-read OB scan at 20-22 wks gestation in office
- Postpartum gift bag
- Well-woman exam in office up to first year after baby’s birth
- Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD) Testing on newborn with pulse ox
- Newborn Birth Certificate files (electronic)
- Newborn Metabolic Screening Testing (postpartum 3-5 week visit)
“We will have had all three of our children (one on the way) with Doran and her team. Their care and guidance
– Valerie and Frank –
“There aren’t enough good things to say about Doran and the other amazing ladies at Grace Midwifery! The level of care that I and my daughter have received, as well as support for my husband and son too, are absolutely unparalleled. It was completely unlike my OB experience and that was exactly the goal. I totally credit my wonderful, healthy pregnancy and easy birth with the knowledge and support that these ladies gave me.”
– Taylor and Brent –
“Doran and the Grace Midwifery team are incredible. They helped
– Lex and Sarah –
The Blessings of Maidenhood, Maternity & Menopause
is a clarion call to women everywhere. Doran Richards shares her knowledge and passion for women to change the tide of negativity in our churches, communities and culture with regards to women’s bodies, phases, and cycles. What is often lost to many, ignored, or steeped in deep-rooted cultural deceptions and negativity, is the exhortation to look once again to our Creator, His design, and His purpose. Doing so brings a welcome understanding of the physiological truth, spiritual significance, and a call to action is so desperately needed among women of today.
About the Author
Doran’s love and passion is helping women see that all phases and cycles of womanhood are blessings to us, God’s way. She has created resources and tools to help women embrace how our Creator has fearfully & wonderfully made their bodies. She is a Certified Professional Midwife serving women and their families through maternity, birth, and postpartum. She also is the author of a curriculum for girls titled Maidens by His Design. She is a speaker and has been to several international locations where she has used her gifts and passion for holistic women’s health. She is also a Shepherd for the Northeast Region for Holy Yoga Instructors. Her yoga training includes: Trauma, Pre/Post Natal, and Yin. She holds a Masters in her yoga certifications.