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A woman centric approach to health care.

“When you decide to visit New Birth Company, you will experience something unique. We will strive to become your partner in health. We believe in a holistic approach that is achieved by understanding that women’s bodies, our knowledge and emotions work together to result in our health status. We believe birth, puberty and menopause are normal life events for female human beings. These are times when women need special education and community support. A healthy pregnant woman is not diseased; she’s having a baby! Our grandmothers witnessed the births of their mothers, aunts, sisters and friends years before they gave birth themselves. We realize in the 21st century, we may live far away from our families. The media does us no favors, showing birth as a trauma or comical event. Natural childbirth is seldom depicted correctly. New Birth Company strives to lift up contemporary natural childbirth as the preferred method of birth and reverse this course. We will guide the mother to fully participate in her incredible birth day…”

Cathy Gordon, CNM, FNP

 Cathy Gordon, CNM, APRN

“The majority of American women only give birth 2 to 3 times during their lifetime.  My committment to the mother is to be her partner-in-birth at this unique physicial rite of passage.  Together we’ll create an Incredible Birth Day that she’ll treasure forever.”

 

 

Eva Miller, CNM, APRN,

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 Eva is excited to be part of a facility that is changing the birth culture of Americans.  As a labor and delivery nurse she was drawn to the Midwifery model of care. “It is my life goal to educate and help women to become their best; initially with health, encouraging, and empowering women in all cycles of their life.”   Eva graduated with a Masters of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. My hobbies include music, gardening, crocheting and reading.

 Kristina Michael, CNM, APRN

I graduated from Union University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006. I have worked as a nurse for the past 10 years, and have experience with high risk pediatrics, pediatric hospice, and have spent several several years working in postpartum and NICU. I graduated in 2013 from Frontier Nursing University with a Master of Science in Nursing, and have been working as a Certified Nurse-Midwife for the past 2 years. Prior to joining New Birth Company, I was a home birth midwife in the midwest. I have specialty certification as an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and have a further specialty in performing frenotomy (tongue and lip tie release). I also am a certified instructor for the S.T.A.B.L.E. course for maternity providers, a course which focuses on safe stabilization and transfer of infants when needed. I come from a holistic background and love to combine traditional with contemporary approaches to provide the best, individualized care possible to the families I partner with. I love providing maternity and newborn care, as well as primary care for women. I am currently enrolled in a herbal medicine for women course and I hope to complete several functional medicine courses over the next two years. I firmly believe in the God-given ability of women to birth and I support a physiologic, low-intervention approach to labor. When not catching babies or seeing mamas and babies in the clinic (two of my favorite things to do!), I am probably spending time at church, playing music, painting or quilting, visiting my fabulous family (I have two nieces and a nephew), or am curled up at home with a cup of tea and a good book or Netflix show.

Kayla Lawrance

At New Birth Company we recruit nationally certified midwives.  They are intelligent, passionate, kind, caring, creative and generous midwives who share heart-felt beliefs consistently across our organization. Their actions are key to our culture.New Birth Company Midwives are highly skilled, competent and proficient birth professionals.

Our certified nurse midwives share these values:

The state of Kansas recognizes Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Professional Midwives as appropriate care givers for healthy normal births at a birth center.  Our midwives have collaborative practice agreements with a physician to coordinate comprehensive care if the mother or the baby develops conditions outside of normal pregnancy and birth parameters.

About Midwifery

Midwifery is an ancient profession, with a proud tradition of providing care for women during pregnancy and childbirth.  The midwifery model of care is one that views labor and birth as a normal physiological process.  Midwives spend more time on wellness, prevention, and helping childbearing women maintain an optimal state of health.  Midwives usually have a lower rate of interventions, care for each woman according to her individual needs, and include women in the decisions that affect their care. Kansas Chapter of Certified Nurse Midwives Watch this video About Midwives and the care they provide Read more about the practice and history of midwifery at: American College of Nurse-Midwives myMidwife.org