Sunday, March 15, 2009

March Meeting Reminder

Our meetings will be held on

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 in Idaho Falls
The Rawlins' Residence (email for address and directions)

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 in St. Anthony
The Buck Residence (same email for address and directions)

This month's topic will be "The 6 Care Practices that Support Normal Birth"

Refreshments will be served.

Please bring your friends!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Shannon Steffler

Shannon Steffler is a stay-at-home momma to three lively little girls. She has had an interest in pregnancy and birth since she was a teenager and feels passionate about this sacred subject. She loves to read, mostly non-fiction, to expand her knowledge and she writes occasionally as well. She also loves to spend time with family and friends. Shannon has had a variety of beautiful birth experiences including a premature, medicated delivery, a natural childbirth in the hospital, and a beautiful water birth at home. She has learned so much through these birth experiences and with being a part of BirthNetwork and looks forward to helping women find the best options for them.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Jennifer Owen

Jennifer Owen is a homeschooling mom of four girls. She plays the cello in the local symphony and has many cello students. She loves to sew and quilt. She is a childbirth advocate and her birthing experiences have led her to the wonderful, mother-friendly care of certified nurse midwives. She milks goats with a friend in the mornings....whereas other people have running buddies. Other than drinking goats milk, she also uses it to make soap. Out of everything she does, she considers homeschooling the most fun and rewarding. She has awesome kids that love to learn.

Jennifer has some mad skills when it comes to pamphlets, programs, and fliers and is a true blessing to our group.

Valerie Hall

Valerie Hall is the mother of six children, born in hospitals without medication. Now that they are grown, she has time to pursue her dedication for normal birth choices. She and her husband are certified Bradley Method teachers and Valerie has worked as a doula. She is currently studying with the Midwives College of Utah and doing an internship with a local CPM. She and her husband have been quite involved with the effort to provide licensing for CPMs in Idaho.

We are forever grateful to Valerie for bringing us together in a quest to begin to change our corner of the world.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Idaho Massage Therapists

Here are the names and contact information of Idaho's Mother-Friendly Massage Therapists.

Kendra D. Pole
(208) 757-0924
Licensed Massage therapist in Idaho falls
Practicing massage for 9 years
Offering prenatal massage during the 2nd & 3rd trimesters of pregnancy
Also familiar with infant massage for anyone interested

Idaho Certified Nurse Midwives

Here is a complete listing of Idaho's Certified Nurse Midwives. Just click on the medical center to learn more about them.

Shoshone Family Medical Ctr Shoshone
Treasure Valley Midwives LLC Boise
Family Practice Medical Center Boise
Boise Nurse-Midwives Boise
St. Alphonsus Women's Health Boise
Valley Family Health Care Payette
Pocatello Women's Health Clinic Pocatello
Rosemark Women Care Specialists Idaho Falls
Targhee Women's Clinic Rexburg
Women's Clinic of North Idaho Coeur D'Alene
Women's Health Care Sandpoint
Priest River Family Medicine Priest River

More Idaho Midwives

Here are the names and contact information of Idaho midwives who do not yet have websites.

New Beginnings Midwifery
Merrilyn Reeves, CPM
101 Haynes Lane
Plummer, ID 83851
(208) 686-1041

Yalad Birthing Services
Sherry Riener, CPM
PO Box 321
Cottonwood, ID 83522
(208) 962-7081 (work)
(208) 962-7115 (home)

Trusting Birth Services
Elizabeth Meyers, DEM
Rt 1 Box 82 K
Kooskia, ID 83539
(208) 926-4505

Motherwise Midwifery and Doula Service
Nancy Draznin, CPM
508 W. Chestnut
Genesee, ID 83832
(208) 310-3252

Karen Mashak
460 W, 42nd S.
Mountain Home, Idaho 83647
(208) 587-8674

John Knickerbocker, CPM
28880 Parma Road
Parma, Idaho 83660
(208) 722-5084

Gentle Hands Midwifery
Dr. Brenda Holcombe, ND, CPM
2770 E. Franklin Rd.
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 344-6600, office
(208) 629-5172, fax

The Main Event Maternity Care Center
Annette Lewis, CPM
905 Main Street
Salmon, ID 83647
(208) 756-1400

Caring Hands Midwifery and Massage
Cara Niska, CPM
P.O. Box 655
Twin Falls, Idaho 83303
Home 208-733-3702
Cell 208-320-7743

Whitni Chapman, DEM
Driggs, Idaho
Cell (208)313-6446