It is a great privilege to be an Independent Midwife. I believe and understand that the experience of being pregnant and being a new parent can be greatly enhanced by having continuity of care and regular support.
My journey as a Midwife began after I made a decision I consider to be one of the best in my life, become a midwife. I enjoyed the training, found it natural to make home visits, offer guidance and share information about pregnancy, breastfeeding, new born care and birth control with expectant and new parents. I was registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya as licensed Midwife in 1999.
Being pregnant, having and caring for my newborns was made easier by the fact that I had knowledge, I knew what to do and what not to do which resulted to an empowering adventure. My birth stories are quite varied, have had two natural births, a Caesarian Section, been induced, and several other medical and surgical interventions while at it.
My practice and motherhood led to the realization that the need for more empowerment, education, guidance and capacity for expectant and new parents was dire, I was the change I was waiting for hence the foundation of evesmama.
I have helped many families through pregnancy, birth and the first few months of parenthood. I have a strong belief in the sanctity of human life which I combined with a practical understanding of the processes of childbirth.
As a midwife, I believe that:
- Birth is spiritual, the beginning of a new life, a foundation for the family and a beginning of a new lifestyle for the parents and should be an exciting time for all.
- Childbirth is a normal, natural process and a rite of passage. Every woman has an intrinsic ability to go through this process in her own special way.
- Every woman deserves respect, privacy and should be treated with dignity. During labor and delivery, she should be accorded specific evidence-based care proven to be beneficial in supporting the normal physiology of pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period. All options of care should be given to her so she can make an informed choice.
- Every expectant mother should be informed of the benefits of continuous support during pregnancy, labor and birth. She then has a right to receive such support from a companion of her choice, such as her spouse, partner, family member, friend or doula.