Mariel Hensley
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Southern Oregon Midwives For Your Natural and Beautiful Birth

Choosing the right care team when you are pregnant or hoping to expect is hard. However, finding someone whose practice and methods align with your own style and goals can make your new journey positive and empowering. Pregnancy and giving birth are life-changing and beautiful moments you will remember all your life. However, each journey is intimate and unique for each mother-to-be. The following Southern Oregon Midwives would agree and are ready to help.

3 Southern Oregon Midwives for Your Care

Moonstone Midwifery

Jessica “Veege” Ruediger, LDM, CPM, has been helping births since 1996. After years of experience and education, she became a Certified Professional Midwife in 2011. Oregon Healthy Living also voted her one of Southern Oregon’s favorite midwives the same year. Moonstone midwifery believes in balanced and safe midwife care and home birth services. Whether it’s your first or last baby, every birth is a powerful and unique rite-of-passage.

What to expect:

  • Free consultation 
  • Prenatal Care 
  • Birthing Care
  • Aquadoula Option
  • Postpartum care
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Bonding support
  • Traditional remedies and herbal compresses to promote healing
  • Placenta Encapsulation 

Moonstone Midwifery may be the perfect fit if you’re looking for a midwife with over 25 years of experience. So, if you want to know more about her service or free consultation, check her website. 

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Earthside Midwifery

Jackie Walker LDM, CPM, IBCLC is a holistic midwife and a lactation consultant. She aims to provide professional, safe, comprehensive, and personalized care, all of this while limiting unnecessary interventions. Standards at Earthside Midwifery include herbal remedies, skin-to-skin with newborns, delayed cord clamping, and nutrition counseling. In addition, Jackie and her assistant offer an array of services, including: 

  • Prenatal Care
  • Standard lab testing
  • Ultrasound referrals
  • Herbal supplements
  • Labor and deliver
  • Immediate postpartum delayed cord clamping
  • Postpartum Care 
  • Breastfeeding Support 

This southern Oregon midwife takes informed consent seriously. All mother and newborn exams are only administered with your consent. So, if natural support is what you’re looking for, visit Earthside Midwifery’s website to schedule an appointment.

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Cara Frantz Midwife

Cara Frantz, CPM, LDM, was a paramedic in Alaska before shifting to become a Southern Oregon Midwife. She maintains her studies in emergency medicine and assists as a doula for families that choose a hospital birth. At the same time, she runs her own midwife practice. Cara’s home birth care is gentle, safe, and respectful. In addition, Cara strives to keep her services informative, grounded, and supportive throughout her care. Her services include:

  • Preconception Counseling 
  • Full Prenatal Care
  • Exams and Screenings
  • Referrals if needed
  • Birthing Care
  • Postpartum Care
  • Resources for informed choices 

If you’re looking for a midwife who gives a balance of traditional midwifery and knowledge of modern medicine, Cara just may be the midwife for you. So head to her website to learn more about all of her care options or set up a consultation.

Southern Oregon Midwives

Bringing a baby into the world is an intense, emotional, and truly amazing moment for each mother-to-be. Therefore, having the support you crave and deserve should be easy to access. These Southern Oregon Midwives strive to make sure you have the best-customized care for your natural and beautiful moment. 

For more Southern Oregon content, check out the blog links below! Additionally, check out my maternity portfolio while you’re here. Let’s talk about capturing your motherhood journey with a maternity and newborn session. You don’t want to miss a second of this experience.

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