My Story

Kimberly Rodriguez

CPM, LM

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My Training
  • CPM (Certified Professional Midwife)

  • CPM preceptor for NARM

  • LM (Licensed Michigan Midwife)

  • NRP (neonatal resuscitation) Certified

  • CPR Certified

    My love for Midwifery began with the birth of my second child. At first, the idea of birthing my baby at home was foreign and frightening.  My husband's desire to have our child born at home and the cost effectiveness of home vs. Hospital birth won out over my fears.  During labor and immediately postpartum, I knew that I never wanted to give birth any other way.  The peace and comfort that I experienced being in my home, my bathroom, my bed, and surrounded with people who knew and cared about me was irreplaceable!

   I have had the great joy in experiencing home birth with nine of my eleven children.  I can't express enough the gratitude and appreciation I have for the midwives, assistants, friends, and family that have supported me during each birth.  The joy we have shared with each other as we greeted each new life with excitement and love has been overwhelming.  The amazing experiences I had with my own births, have been the foundation for my pursuit in the profession of midwifery.

   I believe true midwifery is a calling.  I desire to answer the call to help other women achieve their dreams of having their babies born in the loving atmosphere of their own homes just as I was able to.   I will never forget the feelings I experienced while helping at my first birth with her.  I was in awe watching the incredible human body functioning the way it was designed to.  WIth each contraction, I watched the mother's body language and the expressions on her face.  The love she exhibited as she caressed her newborn baby in those sacred moments after birth was unforgettable.  I was hooked!  I knew then that I wanted to learn all that I could, so I could be the best midwife that I could be.  

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Jessica Rodriguez

Assistant

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My Training

  • NRP (neonatal resuscitation) Certified

  • CPR Certified

  • Birth assistant since 2019

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