Juliet Lavely Dietsch, CPM
My name is Juliet Dietsch (DEECH). I
have been practicing midwifery for 15 years. I feel
incredibly blessed to be able to offer my services and be present at
momentous occasion in people's lives. I live in Louisville,
Kentucky and will travel within 1 and a half hours of Louisville. I practice
the Midwives Model of Care. I am a supporter and member of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services. I
have served on the Boards of Directors for our consumer midwifery
organization, The Kentucky Alliance for the Advancement of Midwifery
(KAAM) and our professional organization, Kentucky Midwives Alliance
(KYMA) and on the steering committee of the Kentucky Midwifery Taskforce.
I first became interested in
midwifery after my daughter, Willow, was born at home with the help of
a midwife. It was such an empowering experience for me, and not
at all what I was told childbirth would be like, that I was determined
to make that option available to all women! My belief that
birth is a natural, not a medical, event has been reaffirmed time and
time again. Women and their inherent power never cease to amaze
me. I believe that my role as a caregiver is to inform my clients
of their options regarding their healthcare, give my recommendations,
and then allow them to make their own choices. I believe that
choosing homebirth is choosing to take control of and responsibility of
your own body. I believe that childbirth is an intimate and spiritual event.
I am a Direct-Entry Midwife (also called
lay-midwife). This means
I trained in an apprenticeship under an experienced midwife. My training lasted for approximately three
years. I have obtained my Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM http://narm.org). Since completing my training I have
caught over 400 babies and have loved every minute of it!
I have also attended midwifery trainings in free-standing
birth centers in Tennessee and am certified in CPR and
I am experienced in waterbirth and absolutely love VBACs (vaginal births after ceasarean)!