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 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 a nurse-midwife 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 birth center and hospital attended births prior to 2007. Dr. Lane is an expert in providing the highest standard of care for families choosing to birth in their own homes.
Nine out of ten people with a thyroid condition, have an anti-inflammatory issue that is not a primary thyroid dysfunction. Finding the trigger of this inflammatory response is the key for optimizing your health and improving your condition. Medications may not be necessary for the rest of your life, and certainly surgery may not be necessary. Ignoring this issue almost always leads to worsening disease and other related autoimmune diseases. Dr. Lane specializes in addressing the root issue to your condition and through our thyroid program, can help you work towards remission. Join one of our free thyroid talks to better understand your thyroid and how we can help you.
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
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. Two of our largest babies were born to a VBAC mother who endured 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.
Breech & Twins
Dr. Penny Lane, CNM 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 has an undergraduate degree in maternal/child health: lactation consulting. She has more than twenty years of experience working with lactating mothers in all healthcare settings. Dr. Lane also provides frenotomy services for neonates. Her assistants are also trained in assisting mothers in succeeding in their breastfeeding experience.
The definition of doctor is teacher and we take this to heart. Each of our program members are offered hours upon hours of education within a comprehensive curriculum written entire by Dr. Lane. We seek to empower you in your experience whether improving your thyroid health, anxiety or depression, infertility, menopause, sexual dysfunction or childbirth 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. Our membership programs have been well enjoyed.
Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Dr. Lane is currently working towards certification as a Functional Medicine provider and plans to extend her services to the entire family by early 2019. She currently specializes in thyroid health, optimizing conception, menopause, PCOS, HPA axis dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, anxiety and depression, and maternity services.
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. Dr. Lane is currently enrolled in Aviva Romm’s women’s health herbal course, working towards certification as an herbalist.