Carmel Office

We are thrilled to be serving clients in Carmel on Rangeline Road. Located near the vibrant art and design district in downtown Carmel, our clinic is truly the perfect location. Did you know Carmel is among the healthiest communities in the state, and among the best places to live in the country? We have to agree and are loving our growing clientele base in this area. What a welcoming community!

Dr. Lane is here three days a week consulting with program members and primary care clients. Our practice serves women, throughout their entire life span, for all their primary healthcare needs. Dr. Lane specializes in maternity care, thyroid health, anxiety and depression, infertility, leaky gut, adrenal stress, menopause, sexual dysfunction and she provides frenotomy services to both neonates and adults.

Functional Forum

The Carmel site is host to the Functional Forum the first Monday of each month and has had the pleasure of meeting a number of functionally minded physicians, nurse practitioners, wellness coaches, nutritionist, and many other diverse specialists. If you’re interested in networking with integrative and functionally minded clinicians, join us! Register here for the Carmel site so we can order enough organic wine, and bring a friend!

Red Raspberry Boutique

Our retail boutique, the Red Raspberry Boutique, is open during clinic hours. We offer a plethora of the highest quality nutraceuticals, botanicals, essential oils, women’s healthcare products, baby carriers, cloth diapers, nursing bras, organic baby toys, bulk teas, and just about anything Dr. Lane has desired for herself or family. Our staff also offer a number of classes concerning natural healthcare and mothering. Visit our event page or Facebook page for upcoming classes.

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Clinic Coordinator

Kristin Haus is our Clinic Coordinator. If you’ve called the office, she has answered your questions and helped you find your way into one of our many programs, classes or consultations with Dr. Lane. This is her beautiful office and where new clients will learn about our practice model and where those new to any one of our programs will receive orientation and ongoing guidance. If you have any questions, she will certainly have an answer for you. Feel free to drop in anytime you may have a question or administrative need.

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Dr. Lane has created each space in the office with purpose. Kristin’s office has a number of blue and white ceramic vases that are reminiscent of Dr. Lane’s childhood in Holland. As many of our clients appreciate, Holland holds the very best outcomes for childbearing women in the world and their women utilize midwifery more frequently than any other culture. Dr. Lane remembers regularly seeing women breastfeed and being awestruck by the beauty and brilliance of the Lord’s design, but after moving to the states, she hasn’t another memory of a mother breastfeeding until she was assisting new mothers as a nurse. Her roots in Holland shaped her future midwifery career.

Each of our rooms are also home to a number of geodes, which encourage staff as we embark upon the rather uncharted territory of independent practice for nurse-midwives. Similar to nature’s geodes, you never know what you have within you until the pressure cracks you open. The amethyst crystals are quite inspirational and remind us how far we have come in midwifery and how many women we have also seen discover their own inner beauty because of the services we have been blessed to offer over the past decade.

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Our office is also filled with inspirational quotes, fresh flowers, filtered water, fresh teas, detoxifying plants, and of course, diffusing essential oils. We truly live what we preach!

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Dr. Lane prioritizing educating her clients and so a large part of the clinic is dedicated to space for speaking engagements, group classes, and even networking among providers or training of other clinicians.

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Filtered water and fresh ice, as well as sparkling water and tea, are always available for clients. On occasion you’ll find fresh fruits, nuts or cheese, but these go quickly!

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Canvases throughout the space are all gifts from our clients. They are reminders of how blessed we are to serve families through their childbearing years and beyond, building the relationship beyond birth to addressing chronic disease issues and even maintaining optimal health. Dr. Lane is increasingly seeing the daughters and mothers of our birthing families now as well, which is an honor.
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The Carmel office has an additional consult room and two treatment rooms. Dr. Lane has her own office in the back and we have a staff training and prepping area for clinical needs in the very rear of the office.

Consultations with Dr. Lane are generally an hour in length so these occur in our more comfortable space, within the private consult room, and then any necessary procedures or assessments occur within either treatment room.

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Dr. Lane sees all new clients and provides all the functional midwifery consultations. Both she and Kristin are available in the office daily. Rachel is available part time, primarily assisting with the maternity program. She is a master’s prepared, direct entry midwife that complements Dr. Lane’s training perfectly.

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The Red Raspberry Boutique was inspired because Dr. Lane struggled to find the products she wanted for her clients within the community. It has grown quickly to include a plethora of nutraceuticals she recommends to her clients, as well as essential oils, botanicals, teas, and of course, natural living products such as natural feminine and self care products, cloth diapers, breastfeeding gear, baby carriers and so much more.

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After finding great difficulty in locating a prenatal Dr. Lane preferred, she worked with a nutritionist to create a proprietary blend that is now sold in the Red Raspberry Boutique. She spends hours upon hours, months upon months, researching product lines, manufacturing practices, marketing approaches, and earth-friendly practices, choosing only those products that she would recommend to her own clients.
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We love getting mail! Our clients often send us cards of appreciation, encouraging letters, and family updates! We love these little reminders of the families we serve!

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Retail Boutique

Complementary and alternative healthcare is a growing passion of Dr. Lane’s. As a student herbalist and an essential oil enthusiast, Dr. Lane incorporates many diverse modalities into her treatment plans. The Red Raspberry Boutique, in fact, evolved from the realization that her clients would benefit from carefully selected products combined in one place, each specific to the needs of women as recommended by their nurse-midwife.

Questions?

Please check out our Questions and Answers page for frequently asked questions.

Food For Thought

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"It is much more important to know what sort of patient has a disease than what sort of disease a patient has."

Sir William Osler

 

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"Happiness is underrated and critically important to health. Seriously! Unfortunately, many people just have no idea how to be happy."

Aviva Romm

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"Physicians simply do not have time to be what patients want them to be: open-minded, knowledgeable teachers and caregivers who can hear and understand their needs."

Snyderman and Weil

Food for Thought #1

"They say that time changes things. But you actually have to change them yourselves."

Andy Warhol

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"To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking."

Johann Wolfgang von Goether

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"Birth isn’t about avoiding one set of realities in favor of another. It’s about embracing all facets of birth--contradictory, messy, or unpleasant as some might be--as vital to the whole."

Rixa Freeze PhD

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"Why I appreciate being a certified nurse-midwife, as opposed to choosing another route for midwifery: I feel learning the science is vital so the art of midwifery is safe and effective."

Dr. Penny Lane, nurse-midwife

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"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser."

Socrates

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"To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."

Anatole France

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"Science and uncertainty are inseparable companions. Beware of those who are very certain about things. There are no absolute truths in biological sciences - only hypotheses... 'We need to train medical students and residents more in the art of uncertainty and less in the spirit that everything can be known or that it even needs to be known.'"

Grimes (1986)

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"American physicians are rewarded for doing things to patients, not for keeping them well."

Grimes, 1986

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"The false idol of technology. 'Having a widget screwed into one's scalp has become an American birthright.'"

Grimes, 1986

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"Between 1985 and 1987, a hospital instituted a successful program to reduce its cesarean rate. The rate fell from 18% to 12%, losing the hospital $1 million in revenues - no small sum in those days."

Goer & Romano, 2012, p 37

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"Obstetricians are much more likely to perform a cesarean when they wrongly believe the baby weighs 4000 g or more based on sonographic estimates than when the baby actually weighs this much but the obstetrician did not suspect it."

Goer & Romaro, 2012, p 35

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"If you play God, you will be blamed for natural disasters."

Marsden Wagner (2006)

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"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't."

Anatole France

Food for Thought #3

"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth also is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers, who trust themselves and know their inner strength."

Barbara Katz Rothman PhD (1996)

Food for Thought #4

"Believe there is always, always, always a way. When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't."

Thomas Edison

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"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

Arthur Schopenhauer

Food for Thought #2

"Yet you brought me safely from my mother’s womb and led me to trust you at my mother’s breast."

Psalm 22:9