Archive for ‘Midwifery’


Jill Coulter

dsc_0048.JPGCPM, LM
Birthwise Health and Birth Center
Area Served: Northeast Wisconsin


Anja Farin

Childbirth Educator, Doula, Midwife
Area Served: Appleton and the surrounding areas
(920) 574-3074; (920) 882-8021

Anja began teaching childbirth classes 1997, when she completed training in The Bradley Method. She is currently working towards re-certification with Association of Labor Assistance and Childbirth Educators (ALACE), and draws on her years of experience to nurture couples through their childbearing year. Anja believes that birth is a natural, normal event in the life cycle of women, and that women who are supported during a natural childbirth gain confidence and empowerment that will serve them throughout their lives.


Pam Rhodes

pamCPM, LM
Midwifery Care
Area Served: 1 hour radius from my home in Fond du Lac

I consider pregnancy and birth a normal healthy passage of life for most women. While I am thankful for medical help when it is needed, I don’t accept the idea that pregnancy or birth are abnormal physiological manifestations that women need to be saved from. I believe women are intelligent and able to make informed decisions for themselves and their baby’s when presented with factual information.

Over the last 20 years, I have observed that woman are much stronger than they accept, and they are empowered as they realize this through their labor & births. We are able to care for a family member with special needs, hold the hand of a parent as they pass away and still carry on, because we are women, and we are created strong. Our bodies yield to the weight of a baby in the womb, endure the labor and delivery of that child, cry and rejoice at it’s birth, nourish the newborn from our body, and we will move the earth to protect that child from then on. What a privilege to conceive, carry and deliver another life, and that privilege continues as we influence and mold our babies into toddlers, teenagers and adults.

I am blessed beyond words to be allowed to support women through such a personal and intimate time in their life.


Marijke van Roojen

mvr-and-laiba1LM, CPM
BirthWise Health and Birth Center
Serving Northeast Wisconsin including Appleton, Oshkosh, Green Bay, Door County

Our services include individualized and comprehensive prenatal care, birth attendance at home or in the birth center, water birth, lactation support, and postpartum care for you and your baby.

We believe that the birth experience belongs to you and your intimate family. We encourage you to be an active participant in your own healthcare and will make every effort to provide you with information and education regarding all options, so that you can make truly informed choices about your care.

There is an inherent perfection in childbearing and birth as a significant life process, one which does best without interference. We understand that attempts to control the process inevitably alters it, and frequently may harm a delicate balance. We embrace non-intervention consciously, quietly witnessing and facilitating the spontaneous process of pregnancy, labor and birth, utilizing interventions only as truly necessary for the safety and well-being of mother and child.

Our practice reflects an awareness and integration of cultural standards, midwifery and medical standards and an ability to network with available social and health care services and resources as needed.