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Valerie Monterrey CPM
I am a mother of six children. Above see my husband, mother in law, my two remaining children at home and my midwifery student that is now part of our family.
My husband is a pastor and also helps as administrative assistant in the office. my mother-in-law helps with meals, cleaning, baby hats & blankets and watering the plants. Shekinah my daughter is often around the office during appointments. She plays with the other children and just brings general joy and light to the office.
I have been studying midwifery and child birth in the home setting for the past 26 years. I have served communities in Washington, Texas, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. I have participated in over 350 out-of-hospital births. I am trained in the use of emergency medical procedures and equipment in the unlikely case they becomes necessary. I am working in South Central PA, as a trained direct entry home birth midwife. I am a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).Certified by North American Registry of Midwives.
Victoria is my full time midwifery student. She helps with birth certificate registration, office work and video editing. She is mostly assisting at prenatals, births and postnatals. Soon she will take on more responsibilities. I fully support the apprenticeship method of training. Most of my students have college level midwifery training for two to three years before coming here to work with me. Occasionally I have other students that may request permission for more involvement.
Julie Lynn Derwart Reh CPM:
Julie is the midwife I work the most with as assistant and back up. She has been practicing Midwifery and Nutrition Education for the past 4 years. She holds the same certifications that I have and is working on more. Click the link below her photo to learn more.
❥A trusting relationship
❥Educational handouts made upon request
❥Respect for your convictions
❥Freedom to make decisions
❥ An active role as a couple in your birth
❥Transport rate 6%
❥Longest Birth 92 hours
❥Shortest birth 45 min
❥Largest Baby 12#
❥Smallest full term baby 3#4 oz
❥Oldest Mom 45 years old
❥Youngest mom 17 years old
❥Need for perineal repair 10 %
❥One set of surprise twins
❥Clients with a breech at labor 3.3%
❥VBAC choosing homebirth 4%
❥ Mothers choosing Waterbirth 33%
I believe that women are the key to healthy families and thus society. I believe women are fearfully and wonderfully created by God. I believe His design is not defective. I Believe that they are able to birth naturally without intervention except in the most extreme and rare cases.
I want to educate women to become responsible for their own health, to learn all that they can about their bodies and about procedures often proscribed for them and their families. I want them to be aware of their alternatives.
According to the WHO World Health Organization about 7-10% of cases require specialized obstetric services.
World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Revised 1990 estimates of maternal mortality: a new approach by WHO and UNICEF. Geneva: WHO; 1996.