Lori's waterbirth 'training' began when she was pregnant with her fourth child in 1998. At that time, water birth wasn't something offered by local midwives and the internet was just becoming available to the public. Lori became friends with a woman she met online who introduced her to the concept of waterbirth. That woman turned out to be midwife, author of Gentle Birth Choices and founder of Waterbirth International; Barbara Harper. Barbara helped educate Lori and her midwife about how to do a waterbirth, what supplies to get and helped her get a tub. She birthed her daughter in water in her living room and knew instantly that this was something more women needed to know about! She and Barbara remain good friends!
In October of 2004 and again in 2006, Lori had the privilege to travel to Germany and complete advanced water birth training with both Barbara Harper and German midwife Cornelia Enning. Since Lori began going to births, she has attended over 1000 births of babies born in water and lectured at conferences on waterbirth. Together Lori and Denise are able to teach midwifery students and families the nuances about birthing in water.
Lori and Denise are all known for their hard work, dedication to excellence and attention to detail. They are compassionate, friendly and believe that women deserve to be included in their care and treated with respect.
Disclaimer: Licensed Midwives are not medical doctors and hold no nursing licences