Consulting for Birth Professionals

Providing maternity care as a holistic, personalized experience, that returns power to women and encourages them to feel their vitality, live in joy and love their birth - has been the hallmark of my practice.

If you are a doula thinking of becoming a midwife, or a midwife wanting to start or grow your private practice, or an aspiring birth professional, I can help.

It’s an honor to share this path and calling with you!

 

 

Consulting for Birth Professionals Program Overview

As a Certified Nurse Midwife, I started working in a hospital based practice and periodically continue to do so, and then opened my own home birth midwifery and gynecology practice - where I’ve learned so much from helping to bring over 1000 new babies into this world.

My practice has been local, with a wait list of clients within the first year I opened.

Having a successful six figure practice of over two decades has provided me with many resources and a lot of lessons that I wish I would have known when I first started out - especially regarding what is NOT taught in standard education and training.

Here are ten things I wish I knew when I started my own midwifery practice from scratch back in 1997.

I felt skilled as a midwife, but had no clue about or support with so many things that are key to having the successful thriving practice that I eventually built. I learned on the job, as I had to.

I spent a lot of money and time taking many workshops, continuing education and embarked on my own self study to master and refine my skills as not only a midwife, but also as an owner of a private practice and its administrator. 

 

And I learned a Lot Along the Way ...



There are ten main knowledge and expertise skill sets I wish I had when I embarked on the journey of starting and growing my own private midwifery practice.


They are among the sort of guidance I am passionate about providing to prospective student and new midwives, as well as any midwife who wants to start a practice,or improve an existing one.

They include:

1) How to run a business, accounting, billing and collections (not taught in most midwifery schools).

2) Dealing with insurance (a whole new unfamiliar world).

3) Marketing and social media (a consistently changing platform)

4) Making needed practice forms, legal documents, and informative handouts for clients.

5) Creating chart forms that work best for you and your practice  (charting efficiently, debriefing, guidance with management and charting challenging cases).

6) Writing letters communicating with other health care providers (introducing yourself to form a collaborate relationship, thank you notes for excellent supportive care or summarizing cases for consultations or referrals).

7) Writing letters for moms in your practice as their obstetric care provider (disability, work, gym, dental work, travel, exemptions, insurance companies: payments and appeals).

8) Clarity about the roles of other members in your practice, (office and birth assistants, handling an emergency before help arrives, maintaining skills, and drilling for those rare emergencies).

9) Formulating and buying needed supplies (for your office, care visits, and birth bags).

10) Setting boundaries in your practice for your own personal health and self care (maintaining healthy relationships in your other life roles to prevent problems, exhaustion, illness, and burn out).


If you are a doula thinking of becoming a midwife, or a midwife wanting to start or grow your private practice, I’d love to help you!

 

 

 

Here Are 4 Ways We Can Work Together:

 

Rock Your Practice 

For Midwives and Doulas

This is my most comprehensive professional consulting program. It is for you if you are a doula or midwife eager to start your own homebirth practice. It is also for you if you have an existing practice, but you feel unorganized and confused on the business management, and how to grow further.

Or maybe you’ve had a practice in the hospital or birth center but want to go out on your own and have no idea how to get the business started because you’ve always worked for someone else.

This program is perfect for you and will shave YEARS off of your learning curve.

This is especially supportive if you want to start a home birth midwifery practice. Not only will I teach you the ins and outs of the practice, how to deal with insurance, how to get the paperwork organized, but also I'll teach you how to grow your practice (I had a full practice within a year and often a wait list of clients).

I'll give you my secrets to successful online business and social media presence, and you will learn how to stand out from the others.

I'll share with you what prospective clients look for in seeking support, and will give you tools to lead talks and do outreach. 

I can also help you formulate the basic foundation to self publish your best selling book that spreads your message, enhances your credibility as an expert in your field, increases your influence, and expands your income.

One of the most important things I will mentor you on is how to create personal balance, establish boundaries, prevent burn-out, reduce stress, stay healthy and live in joy.

In our work together you will set up practices for yourself, we can brainstorm on solutions for the challenges, review difficulties and celebrate successes along the way. I can also review with you and provide support on challenging cases or complications, charting, and medical/surgical transfers.

My desire is to help you become the go-to midwife or doula that everyone wants to work with in your area. I know what it takes - I've done it for myself!


This Program Includes:

 

Receive expert guidance with 1-on-1 private consulting sessions and emails.

  • 5 or 10 hourly private consultations with me - these usually involve questions and answers about the documents and customizing it for your practice. We can cover marketing strategies and social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, self publishing and how to do outreach for business referrals, as well as any of the above mentioned topics, depending on your particular concerns, needs, and desires.
     
  • Weekly emails for quick questions that come up in between our calls.

 

Access to all of my practice and business documents, relevant for you to use as a template to create your own. They include over 35 organized resources, templates, PDFs such as:

  • 33 Page Client Welcome Packet: which includes Consent Form, Mutual Agreement, Hospital Transfer Policies, Financial Policies, Supply List, etc.
  • Birth Preferences Checklist with over 50 options for creating custom birth plan preferences
  • 6 Step Postpartum Support Plan Template
  • Comprehensive Postpartum Care Instructions
  • Contact Procedures
  • When to Call in Labor Template
  • Natural & Holistic Remedy Handouts: such as Modalities for Nausea in Pregnancy, etc.
  • Legal Release Forms for records, billing, collecting photographs, testimonials and more
  • Billing Templates
  • Insurance documents
  • RESUME/C.V. Sample
  • Community Resource Template List
  • Partnership Outreach & Networking Template

 

Lifetime access to my online holistic Love Your Birth course.

My signature Love Your Birth course is easily accessible, yet so comprehensive that physicians, midwives and other health care practitioners around the world recommend it to their clients and many doulas across the country purchase this course as part of their doula training and certification process!

Lifetime access to my midwife and doctor recommended Love Your Birth course so you can help mommas as I have done in my practice for over 25 years.

The course takes mommas from pregnancy through birth and postpartum, with the goal to achieve optimal health of mind/body/heart and spirit, and also LOVE their experience, no matter how it unfolds. You will learn ways to empower your clients and help them find their joy, get excited, and look forward to giving birth, and be in ecstasy with their experience, rather than simply surviving it.

This includes - My Ultimate Birth Resource Rolodex (favorite books, movies and supplies for you to give clients to help them ROCK their birth, what ever setting they are in).

Learn More  
THE 'LOVE YOUR BIRTH' COURSE IS FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE ONLY. SHARING YOUR ACCESS IS ILLEGAL AND UNETHICAL. YOUR LOGIN CREDENTIALS ARE NOT TO BE SHARED WITH CLIENTS. Referrals are of course welcome.

 

 

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Doula/Midwife Professional Mentorship 

This is perfect for you if you are are feeling isolated and are seeking the expertise of a midwife mentor more focused on reviewing and getting support on challenging cases or complications, charting, and medical/surgical transfers.

It is also just for you if you are wanting business and marketing suggestions on how to effectively manage and grow your practice, so it also includes the my professional practice documents.

I’d love to share my 25 plus years of midwifery and business experience with you so you can shortcut the process.

This Program Includes:

 

Receive expert guidance with 1-on-1 private consulting sessions.

  • 1 hour or 3 one hour private consultations with me. These are for your professional support regarding the challenging cases but can involve questions and answers about my professional documents and customizing it for your practice.

 

Access to all of my practice and business documents, relevant for you to use as a template to create your own. They include over 35 organized resources, templates, PDFs such as:

  • Birth Preferences Checklist with over 50 options for creating custom birth plan preferences
  • 6 Step Postpartum Support Plan Template
  • Comprehensive Postpartum Care Instructions
  • Contact Procedures
  • When to Call in Labor Template
  • Natural & Holistic Remedy Handouts: such as Modalities for Nausea in Pregnancy, etc.
  • Legal Release Forms for records, billing, collecting photographs, testimonials and more
  • Billing Templates
  • Insurance documents
  • RESUME/C.V. Sample
  • Community Resource Template List
  • Partnership Outreach & Networking Template

 

Lifetime access to my online holistic Love Your Birth course.

My signature Love Your Birth course is easily accessible, yet so comprehensive that physicians, midwives and other health care practitioners around the world recommend it to their clients and many doulas across the country purchase this course as part of their doula training and certification process!

Lifetime access to my doctor recommended Love Your Birth course so you can help mommas as I have done in my practice for over 20 years.

The course takes mommas from pregnancy through birth and postpartum, with the goal to achieve optimal health of mind/body/heart and spirit, and also LOVE their experience, no matter how it unfolds. You will learn ways to empower your clients and help them find their joy, get excited, and look forward to giving birth, and be in ecstasy with their experience, rather than simply surviving it.

This includes - My Ultimate Birth Resource Rolodex (favorite books, movies and supplies for you to give clients to help them ROCK their birth, what ever setting they are in).

Learn More  
THE 'LOVE YOUR BIRTH' COURSE IS FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE ONLY. SHARING YOUR ACCESS IS ILLEGAL AND UNETHICAL. YOUR LOGIN CREDENTIALS ARE NOT TO BE SHARED WITH CLIENTS. Referrals are of course welcome.

 

 

Professional Mentorship   
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Jumpstart Your Practice 

For Midwives and Doulas

This program is for you if you are a doula or midwife eager to start your own homebirth practice. It is also for you if you have an existing practice, but you feel unorganized and confused on the business management, and how to grow further. 

Or maybe you’ve had a practice in the hospital or birth center but want to go out on your own and have no idea how to get the business started because you’ve always worked for someone else. 

Get educational training to support holistic and natural pregnancies, births, and babies, plus all the documents and business strategy you need to get your practice going!

I can review with you the ins and outs of the practice, how to deal with insurance, how to get the paperwork organized, but also I can teach you how to grow your practice (I had a full practice within a year and often a wait list of clients).

This program is perfect for you if you mostly want my practice documents and online course, are more of an independent learner and don't need more than one consulting session for addressing your questions and concerns. It will still shave YEARS off of your learning curve. 
 

This Program Includes:

 

Receive expert guidance with a 1-on-1 private consulting session.

  • 1 hour private consultation with me - this usually involves questions and answers about the documents and customizing them for your practice, or whatever you want to focus on regarding your practice in the time we have together.

 

Access to all of my practice and business documents, relevant for you to use as a template to create your own. They include over 35 organized resources, templates, PDFs such as:

  • Birth Preferences Checklist with over 50 options for creating custom birth plan preferences
  • 6 Step Postpartum Support Plan Template
  • Comprehensive Postpartum Care Instructions
  • Contact Procedures
  • When to Call in Labor Template
  • Natural & Holistic Remedy Handouts: such as Modalities for Nausea in Pregnancy, etc.
  • Legal Release Forms for records, billing, collecting photographs, testimonials and more
  • Billing Templates
  • Insurance documents
  • RESUME/C.V. Sample
  • Community Resource Template List
  • Partnership Outreach & Networking Template

 

Lifetime access to my online holistic Love Your Birth course.

My signature Love Your Birth course is easily accessible, yet so comprehensive that physicians, midwives and other health care practitioners around the world recommend it to their clients and many doulas across the country purchase this course as part of their doula training and certification process!

Lifetime access to my doctor recommended Love Your Birth course so you can help mommas as I have done in my practice for over 20 years.

The course takes mommas from pregnancy through birth and postpartum, with the goal to achieve optimal health of mind/body/heart and spirit, and also LOVE their experience, no matter how it unfolds. You will learn ways to empower your clients and help them find their joy, get excited, and look forward to giving birth, and be in ecstasy with their experience, rather than simply surviving it.

This includes - My Ultimate Birth Resource Rolodex (favorite books, movies and supplies for you to give clients to help them ROCK their birth, what ever setting they are in).

Learn More  
THE 'LOVE YOUR BIRTH' COURSE IS FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE ONLY. SHARING YOUR ACCESS IS ILLEGAL AND UNETHICAL. YOUR LOGIN CREDENTIALS ARE NOT TO BE SHARED WITH CLIENTS. Referrals are of course welcome.

 

 

Jumpstart Your Practice   
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Aspiring Birth Professionals 

For Birth Professionals with Career Aspirations

This is a great starter program when you are new or exploring birthing career options. You may have questions about the pros and cons between the various options and where to study and get certified, or which path to take that is best for your needs and desires, as well as what is most in alignment with your philosophies and lifestyle.
 

 

This Program Includes:

 

Receive expert guidance with a 1-on-1 private consulting session.

  • 1 hour private call with me - this usually involves guidance regarding your particular questions and concerns.

 

Lifetime access to my online holistic Love Your Birth course.

My signature Love Your Birth course is easily accessible, yet so comprehensive that physicians, midwives and other health care practitioners around the world recommend it to their clients and many doulas across the country purchase this course as part of their doula training and certification process!

Lifetime access to my doctor recommended Love Your Birth course so you can help mommas as I have done in my practice for over 20 years.

The course takes mommas from pregnancy through birth and postpartum, with the goal to achieve optimal health of mind/body/heart and spirit, and also LOVE their experience, no matter how it unfolds. You will learn ways to empower your clients and help them find their joy, get excited, and look forward to giving birth, and be in ecstasy with their experience, rather than simply surviving it.

This includes - My Ultimate Birth Resource Rolodex (favorite books, movies and supplies for you to give clients to help them ROCK their birth, what ever setting they are in).

Learn More  
THE 'LOVE YOUR BIRTH' COURSE IS FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE ONLY. SHARING YOUR ACCESS IS ILLEGAL AND UNETHICAL. YOUR LOGIN CREDENTIALS ARE NOT TO BE SHARED WITH CLIENTS. Referrals are of course welcome.

 

 

Professional Mentorship   
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Ways To Professionally Work With Me!

From Rocking Your Practice, Jumpstarting Your Practice, Mentorship or an Aspiring Birth Professional - I Can Help!
 

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What People Are Saying ...

 


 

"You are one of the most amazing women I know on top of being excellent at what you do. On a professional level, you are very knowledgeable on women’s health topics and childbirth and you go above and beyond with your clients. As a professional, you have inspired me to pour out everything for my patients and that being a midwife is not only being knowledgeable in your area of expertise, but having the compassion to listen and respect what my patients’ wants and needs. You strive for excellence in all areas of your life and openly practice what you preach for health promotion and wellness. You are easy to talk to and have an open ear. I hope to be half the nurse you are!!
— Lauren, Obstetric Nurse, Student Midwife.

 

"Through you, I met my doula who was really a great inspiration for me to become a doula. The calming affect she had on me really stands out in my mind and I became a doula hoping that I could help at least one woman to have a substantially different experience the way she helped me. When my baby had jaundice, you educated me so I didn’t rush him to the hospital, stuck under the lights and away from me for days. When he had nursing issues, you encouraged me to keep going. You helped me in so many ways I am so thankful for. I had a safe healthy homebirth. His birth was a beautiful and amazing thing and I am happy and empowered that I got so far on my own way. You provided excellent care prenatally and I am so happy you were there for us when we needed you. So thank you Anne for being a great midwife and for supporting my path as a doula.!
— Courtney, Doula.

 

"I just really wanted to thank you Anne for helping me get my first homebirth experience! It was really wonderful working with you. I learned so much about homebirths and helping midwives and Im glad you taught me tricks that would come in handy for future births!
— Again, thank you, Naima, Doula

 

 

 

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