Kentucky Homebirth

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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 such a 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 Neonatal Resuscitation.

    I am experienced in waterbirth and absolutely love VBACs (vaginal births after ceasarean)!