Anesha Martin, LM, CPM
Out of hospital and natural birth has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom had 7 of her 8 babies at home (including myself) and I got to witness several of my sibling’s births.
My own birthing experiences have been diverse, including one natural delivery, 1 VBAC, and 2 c-sections.
After the homebirth of my first child, several of my friends asked if I would attend their births as a labor support person. The midwife we were using needed an assistant at that time and asked if I would be interested in attending some births with her. A passion for birth and helping moms began to grow!
Over the next 4 years I assisted this midwife and went through a midwifery training course. In 2003 I began attending births as a primary midwife. For almost 15 years I have served women and their families through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.
In 2010 I received my CPM and in 2015 a bachelor’s degree in midwifery through the National College of Midwifery. I am presently finishing my RN and planning to go on to get a master’s degree in nurse midwifery so that I can offer a wider spectrum of care in a variety of settings.
My heart in providing midwifery care is that women would have the option of safe, competent care in an out of hospital setting if they so choose. I believe in providing up-to-date, evidence based information and education in a way that families can be empowered to make informed choices.