I believe birth is a natural, normal life process that must be honored as sacred, respectfully family-focused and protected from unnecessary interference.
I believe women should have the option of giving birth where they feel most comfortable, whether that place be hospital, birth center or home.
I believe in shared decision making.
I believe that only medically complicated pregnancies should be managed medically. Birth is not an illness.
I believe that interfering with normal pregnancy and labor tends to create the abnormal situations which often lead to a downward spiraling cascade of interventions.
My goal, as a midwife, is to offer education, screening, full physicals, prevention, counseling, as well as emotional, physical and spiritual support to promote health.
My desire is to be “With Women” throughout their life stages.
My mission is to give families another option, the option to stay HOME for birth!
Merideth Geers, NYS Licensed Midwife, CNM, MSN