Congratulations to Our Midwives!!!

 

Congratulations Rachel and David Kiene!

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Rachel Kiene and her husband David started their marriage with many adventures…a wedding at a top of a mountain plus many hiking and backpacking trips! Now they are embarking on a new adventure…Rachel, David, and her daughter Ruhiyyih are excited to announce that they are expecting a new baby Kiene!

After years of hoping and trying, and a lot of help, Rachel is 15 weeks pregnant. The Kiene baby is expected sometime in July!

Rachel is planning to begin maternity leave in May or June and take at least a year off from practicing midwifery to thoroughly enjoy as many baby snuggles as possible!

 

Congratulations to Rachel Fox-Tierney!

Rachel at the 2018 National Conference of State Legislatures with Trish Doyle, MP, Austrailia who had home births and wanted to tell us how much she supported midwifery!

Rachel at the 2018 National Conference of State Legislatures with Trish Doyle, MP, Austrailia who had home births and wanted to tell us how much she supported midwifery!

Rachel Fox-Tierney has been elected to the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) board starting January 1, 2019. NARM is one of the national organizations that serves Certified Professional Midwives (i.e. midwives of our type…we are CPM’s who are licensed by the Medical Board of California).

NARM’s mission includes providing accountability for CPM’s so that they may improve their midwifery practices, developing and administering a standardized examination system (which is used in all 32 states that regulate or license their CPM’s) leading to the credential “Certified Professional Midwife”, and working to promote and increase the role of CPMs in the delivery of midwifery care to families and their newborns across the United States.

This is a huge honor and involves travel to two week-long board meetings per year. The next board meeting will be held in late March 2019 and another in October 2019. (I am very grateful for my midwifery partners full support which allows me to serve midwives and promote midwifery nationally. Thank you dear Birthstream Families for your understanding, I hope not to miss many of your births, but I know I leave you in many compassionate and trusted hands ~RFT)

 

Please join us in congratulating our midwives and celebrate with them as they begin new adventures!