At Believe Midwifery Services, LLC we nurture authentic relationships with our clients while utilizing the best practices in women’s health care based on current evidence-based research. Our aim is to provide women compassionate and respectful support concerning their choices for the safest, healthiest and most satisfying experiences during their childbearing years and beyond.
Certified nurse midwives are providers of primary health care for women and newborns. Care by certified nurse midwives incorporates all of the essential factors of primary care and case management that include evaluation, assessment, treatment and referral as appropriate. We have a growing practice as more and more women recognize the benefits of utilizing certified nurse midwives for all their healthcare needs throughout their entire life-cycle.
Homebirth is safe for mom and safe for baby. It is a commitment however, that needs to be well considered. Believe Midwifery Services, LLC has been offering homebirth to Central and Northern Indiana families since 2007. We have had the honor of assisting hundreds of homebirth families in welcoming their precious newborns specifically within the home, and several thousands when combined with birthing center and hospital attended births prior to 2007.
We offer one-hour, group informational sessions each week as an opportunity for potential clients to meet with Dr. Penny Lane and discern if our practice would be a good fit for your maternity and/or health-care needs. We encourage you to bring your spouse so that s/he can gain information needed to support you in your decision.
The ideal birthplace for the VBAC mother, especially if she feels that the initial cesarean was unnecessary, may be in the home. Approximately one in every nine clients having homebirths with Believe Midwifery Service, LLC has previously had a cesarean section. Approximately 15% of our births are VBAC women with only three choosing to transfer, none for indications encouraged by the certified nurse midwives team. Two of three birthed vaginally within minutes of arrival to the hospital. The third transferred into unfriendly territory and was only offered a repeat cesarean. Two of our largest babies were born to a VBAC mother who suffered a previous cesarean for a smaller sibling (eleven pounds, eleven ounces and ten pounds, fifteen ounces).
Laboring in water has many known benefits, the greatest of which may be its promotion of relaxation and effective pain management, minimizing the need for medical intervention. Believe Midwifery Services, LLC has five spas, as pictured to the left, where most couples labor, and many choose to birth.
Dr. Penny Lane, CNM, IBCLC of Believe Midwifery Services, LLC has acquired a level of experience and expertise beyond the norm for today’s modern obstetrical practitioner. If a couple finds themselves facing a persistent breech presentation, they will not be rail-roaded into a surgical birth but rather offered options specific to their individual circumstance.
Dr. Penny Lane, CNM, IBCLC is a board certified lactation consultant with an undergraduate degree in maternal/child health: lactation consulting. She has nearly twenty years of experience working with lactating mothers. Her assistants are also trained in assisting mothers in succeeding in their breastfeeding experience.
Believe Midwifery Services, LLC recognizes that while labor, birth and breastfeeding are natural, physiologic events – they certainly require preparation in today’s day and age. Our maternity program offers extensive education and not only do families gain great insight about our practice philosophy, they build their social network as they get to know other like-minded families within the group.
Educating in essential oils and herbal medicine and incorporating the use of each into clinical treatments is incredibly rewarding.
Empowering families to participate in their health, to value their body, and to work to prevent illness is a core principle of complementary and alternative medicine (functional medicine).
Dr. Lane is currently enrolled in Aviva Romm’s women’s health herbal course, working towards certification as an herbalist. They each enjoy implementing the use of essential oils into her treatment plans.