Philosophy

Birth is both normal and extraordinary.  It should be respected and honored, and works best when left to unfold organically. I encourage the birthing person to be an active participant in decision-making. When informed, supported and encouraged to follow their own instincts, folks can give birth in the way that is best for them. In this way, birth has the potential to be a transformative event.

 

In the absence of complications, I support watchful waiting.  Interventions and technology will be discussed and used appropriately with consultation and collaboration in the healthcare system when necessary. I combine caring and sensitivity with knowledge of evidence-based guidelines to promote well-being and safety throughout the childbearing year.

 

Midwifery Model of Care (MANA)

Citizens for Midwifery Model of Care

Kasey DiVine, CPM, MSN-CNM

 

I have been dedicated to supporting  pregnancy and birth since 2004. I began as a childbirth educator, but soon realized that my heart was in Midwifery. I love the balancing of skill, art, science and dedicated service that defines the midwifery care that I offer. 

 

I chose the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential first because it is the pathway that includes education and clinical experience in out-of-hospital birth and apprenticeship with an experienced midwife.  Building on this foundation of trust in normal birth, I received my RN, then Masters of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University and became a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM).  In my life before midwifery, I received a BA from Rutgers University. I am a wife and the mother of 3 children, 2 of whom were born at home.
 

The Practice

 

My service includes comprehensive prenatal care in my office or your home, attendance at your birth, postpartum, initial newborn care and breastfeeding support. I allow ample time at each visit to discuss questions, concerns, options and to establish a trusting rapport according to the following schedule:

 

Monthly visits from the intitial visit to 28 weeks

Bi-monthly visits from 28 to 36 weeks

Weekly visits from 36 weeks to birth

3 postpartum visits

 

Every client has access to an inflatable birth pool, should they choose to labor or birth in the water.

 

Homebirth

 

Planned home birth with a licensed, experienced provider is a safe option for low-risk, healthy individuals.  Home birth works best when the provider has access to the healthcare system allowing for collaboration and transfer of care when home birth is no longer a safe option.  For more information, please check out these links.

 

Outcomes of planned home birth with registered midwife

Planned Out-of-Hospital Birth and Birth Outcomes

ACNM on Home Birth

Home Birth Matters-For All Women

Citizens for Midwifery Fact Sheet