What makes Woman Rising Midwifery different? We know you've got it in you to be powerful. Rise up, Women. You are power. You are beauty. You are raw and unbridled. Gather yourselves, and deliver. 

"Birth Matters...It matters because it is the way we all begin our lives outside of our source, our mother's bodies. It's the means from which we enter and feel our first impression of the wider world. For each mother it is an event that shakes and shapes her to her innermost core. Women's perceptions about their bodies and their babie's capabilities will be deeply influenced by the care they receive around the time of birth."

~Ina May Gaskin

Rebecca Schleuger-Valadao, CNM Home Birth Midwife Certified Nurse Midwife

Evidence Based

Evidence based care has three parts: the evidence, the provider, and the client. All three are important. And those three parts come together to form evidence based care for the individual client. The client is a crucial part of the equation. This means that for two clients with similar medical histories and the same provider, evidence based care might lead to different actions for each.

Rebecca Schleuger-Valadao, CNM Home Birth Midwife Certified Nurse Midwife

Woman & Client Centered Care

Woman / Client centered care describes a philosophy that is based on the needs and preferences of the person receiving care, emphasizing informed choice, continuity of care, active participation, and best care practices. As experienced and trained health providers, we support physiologic labor and birth. This support does not begin with the first contraction; it begins with the first prenatal appointment and continues into your postpartum.

Surrogate Delivery in the hospital, Gay Fathers holding their child, with Midwife's hands, and the surrogate Mother's hands on the newborn baby

Diversity and Inclusion

Woman Rising Midwifery recognizes the dignity and worth of every person and is committed to creating an environment that is safe, accessible, inclusive and respectful of every life we touch. We are committed to respecting the human rights of all people and working to making our practice of midwifery respectful and inclusive of trans, genderqueer, and intersex people.