Welcome to Cumberland Mountain Midwifery!
I am unfortunately unable to take any new home birth clients at this time. I have recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease which is causing some vascular issues. Over the next few months I will be working out my treatment plan and because there are so many unknowns right now as far as my response to and side effects from the medications I do not feel I can safely and reliable be on call for your births. I am so very sorry that I cannot serve you all at this time.
Meanwhile, Kentucky Birth Coalition is working on a bill to eliminate the certificate of need required for CPMs to open birth centers in Kentucky! Birth centers would greatly increase access to midwifery care and home(like) births. Birth centers also make it easier for midwives to work in partnerships which greatly decreases the stress involved in private practice, may increase the number of midwives in an area, and would allow midwives like me to continue practicing while also caring for their own health. To get involved in this effort visit Kentucky Birth Coalition and write or call your representative to tell them how badly we need independent midwife run birth centers.