Testimonials

I can not express the contentment I experienced during my birth! The experience was so intimate and enjoyable I couldn’t imagine birthing any other way. Penny was fabulous with my son when he was born and had a little trouble breathing. She kept her cool and I had complete faith in her! I can’t wait to deliver with Penny again in December!

Flora Mother, pregnant with her third child to be born with Believe Midwifery Services

“I had an absolutely beautiful and wonderful experience that I would not trade for anything! This experience is more than I ever thought it would be. Bringing [our son] into our family this was was exactly how we wanted to do it, and it all felt completely right after he arrived.”

West Lafayette Couple

“I’ve revised, updated and written many a hospital policy and procedure and find Penny’s Guidelines to be educational as well as research based and empower her workers to utilize their knowledge to help them make the best decisions for patient care at the time. This creates an individual plan of care for each client!”
Paula Miller MSN, RN, CD(DONA)

“Thank you so much Penny for helping us bring our beautiful baby girl into this world. You were wonderful!”

Tipton Couple

“I felt more hesitant contacting you after reading your philosophy of practice statement. Ive had too many experiences with people who identify as Christians in a very self righteous way. I knew from my first appointment it would be a nonissue though. I love that your work is a calling and so meaningful to you. I know this is tied to your faith and I believe you’re a better midwife for it.”

Indianapolis Woman

My photographer said she’d be honored if you’d like to use some of the photos on your website.  She also said to tell you that she’s shot a lot of births and seen several midwives, and you are by far the best she’s seen, hands down.

Professional Birth Photographer

“We are having a great time with our little one. Thanks for all that you did yesterday. It was truly a wonderful experience for us all!”

Martinsville Couple

Permission to Share

Our clients provide their consent and share their own pictures for sharing on our website. If requested, we limit the information provided within the caption, and certainly a number of our clients prefer not to share newborn pictures on the internet. These are a collection of pictures that were graciously offered.

Food For Thought

Food for Thought

"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

 

Food for Thought

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

Aviva Romm

Food for Thought

"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

Food for Thought

"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

Food for Thought

"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

Food for Thought

"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

Food for Thought

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

Socrates

Food for Thought

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

Anatole France

Food for Thought

"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)

Food for Thought

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

Grimes, 1986

Food for Thought

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

Grimes, 1986

Food for Thought

"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

Food for Thought

"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

Food for Thought

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

Marsden Wagner (2006)

Food for Thought

"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

Food for Thought #5

"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