I am a certified nurse-midwife who provides maternity services at a Birth Center, at Client's home and in the Hospital. I take every reasonable precaution to ensure your safety, comfort and satisfaction.

My credentials are as follows:

  • Board certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Certification Council.
  • Member of American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • Member of American Association of Birth Centers (AABC)
  • Bachelors Degree, with graduate level education, in Nursing
  • Member of American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP)
  • Certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified in neonatal resuscitation
  • Hypno Birthing Certified
  • Experience with Water birth, Home birth, Birth Center births and Hospital births.
    To include over twenty years in women's health, this includes observing and assisting in over 10,000 births and providing primary care in over 9,000 births.
  • BIRTH CENTER ACCREDITED BY COMMISSION FOR THE ACCREDITATION OF BIRTH CENTERS

 

Birth center, Hospital and Home birthing share many similarities. Birth can occur naturally in any of these places. Problems too, can occur in a home, birth center or a hospital. Research supports that all three locations are safe for low-risk birth.

In a birth center or home there are no restrictions on your activities. The baby is with you the entire time (assuming health). You are free to choose who you want to be with you; family, friends, etc. There are less drugs used that can cause side effects to both mother and baby. Birth Centers decrease the stress of dealing with strangers in strange locations during labor.

In a birth center location there are necessary childbearing supplies specific to these environments. There is not the highly specialized equipment found in an operation room or an intensive care unit for mother or baby. The services of a certified registered nurse anesthetist or anesthesiologist are not available. All are available at the referral hospital.

(see. CONTACT page for referral hospitals to which Simona's Birth Center has full privileges.)

My philosophy of birth is that it is natural and safe. Birth is the manifestation of love in the world and is a time of rejoicing. Suspicion and fear destroys love and creates problems, just as it does in our other personal relationships. Thus, every act is designed to allow birth to occur naturally and joyously.