SERVING THE GREATER NORTH TEXAS AREA
DEDICATED TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF SERVICE AND SATISFACTION
"Throughout the world, there exists a group of women who who feel mightily drawn to giving care to women in childbirth. At the same time maternal and independent, responsive to a mother's needs, yet accepting full responsibility as her attendant; such women are natural midwives. Without the presence and acceptance of the midwife, obstetrics becomes aggressive, technical and inhumane." - Professor G.J. Kloosterman, Chief of OB/GYN, Univ. of Amsterdam
PHILOSOPHY OF PRACTICE
Midwives are guardians and keepers of normal, healthy pregnancy and birth. We believe that pregnancy and birth are a normal, natural process of a woman’s body, not a disease or medical condition. Numerous studies have demonstrated that home birth under the care of a trained midwife is a safe and empowering option and that midwifery care is cost effective, high quality healthcare. Midwives are the experts in normal birth, and combine time honored traditional skills with the most current evidence based practices for the healthiest and most satisfying experience possible. Midwives have been trusted healers in their communities’ world wide for thousands of years and excel at making this welcoming time for a new child a safe, family centered event of joy and blessing, weaving the threads of hope and new life into the fabric of your current family. We understand that birth and parenting are transformative experiences! Midwives follow the Midwifery Model of Care, synthesizing clinical observations, theoretical knowledge, intuitive assessment, and spiritual awareness as components of a competent decision making process. We also understand that the parameters of “normal” vary widely and that each pregnancy and birth is precious and unique. Education, counseling, support, skilled assessment of your progress, and both physical and emotional health are key aspects of gentle, comprehensive midwifery care, with focus on prevention rather than intervention. We strongly encourage our clients to become knowledgeable about pregnancy, labor, delivery, midwifery care, home birth, parenting, and other subjects by reading and/or attending classes. We believe you cannot give truly informed consent unless you have spent sufficient time examining your options.
Kim Watkins is a certified professional midwife (CPM) as well as a midwife licensed to practice
midwifery by the State of Texas. She is certified by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and has fulfilled all requirements for licensure. She is a member of the Association of Texas Midwives (ATM), North Texas Midwives Association, Midwifery Alliance of North America (MANA),Christian Midwives International (CMI), and Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), and endorses the evidence based Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI). She has been involved in midwifery since 2007 and has been in independent midwifery practice since 2009. Kim is certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and infant, child, and adult CPR, and obtains 10-15 CEUs per year to stay abreast of the latest research and evidence in maternity care to maintain licensure and CPM status. She is also a NARM approved preceptor and is active in teaching the next generation of midwives as well as a
public speaker on women's health and fertility issues.