“We have a secret in our culture … and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”
~Laura Stavoe Harm
Smartt Birth Midwifery has moved to Pensacola, Florida. Watch here or reach out for more information!
Midwifery, meaning “with woman,” is the art of holding space for every woman to discover her own autonomy and strength through her pregnancy, birth, and mothering. By watching carefully and respecting the normal physiological process of labor and birth, a midwife allows for birth to unfold unhindered. She attends to the mother and baby’s wellbeing by guarding the boundary of normalcy with vigilance, and intervening with promptness and skill if that boundary is crossed. The hallmarks of Smartt Birth Midwifery are individualized care, evidence-based practice, client education, and informed consent along with compassion, kindness, and a genuine belief that women have in themselves all that they need to birth their babies.