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About

Firstly -- what is a midwife?

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A midwife is a healthcare professional who provides care and support to people during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Midwives are trained to monitor the health of the pregnant person and the baby, provide prenatal care, provide care during labor and birth, and provide guidance and support during the postpartum period. They can work in hospitals, birth centers, or in an individual's home.

Home birth midwives work to minimize interventions, and to recognize when they are medically necessary. They also provide education and support on topics such as lactation, newborn care, and family planning.

Overall, midwives play a crucial role in ensuring safe and well-supported pregnancies and childbirth experiences.

Why I Do What I Do...

Connie Lambeth 

CPM, LM, M.Ed

(she/her)

Welcome!  I’m so glad you’re here.  I’m Connie Lambeth, a Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed Midwife, and Certified Community Herbalist.  My love and awareness of urban community birth started as a child when I would hear family birth stories.  My great grandmothers birthed their babies with midwives in their homes in Naples, Italy,

Italian Harlem, and Queens, NY.  I remember feeling the connection to something bigger, and didn't realize until becoming a mother that I felt called to continue the lineage of being an ethnic urban midwife.

 

I had the ability to receive midwifery care during both of my pregnancies, births, and postpartum experiences.  Directly benefiting from midwifery care lit the fire in my life of what is possible for individualized holistic healthcare.  I’ve been professionally involved in birthwork since 2015, first as a certified doula and Hypnobirthing childbirth educator, and now as a midwife.  I earned my midwifery degree from the National College of Midwifery based out of Taos, NM, and studied my hands-on learning over an intensive 2.5 years.  I had the honor of apprenticing with two home birth midwives in the Madison area, and at a high volume out-of-hospital birth center in Milwaukee under the guidance of five midwives and one doctor.

 

Before becoming a midwife, I was a teacher (I’ve taught early childhood to adult learners, from Public to Montessori), with a Master’s Degree in Educational Research. As a lifelong learner and experiential educator, I see pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting as life’s greatest experiential lessons.  Although I don’t teach in a classroom anymore, I use my background as a teacher, educator, and researcher to help families to make informed choices and feel supported while they grow. 

 

I’m committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in my practice of culturally competent and comprehensive midwifery care.  I value each individual navigating their childbearing year tremendously and strive to do everything I can to support them in reaching their goals.  Helping individuals and their families during one of the most influential transitions of their lives speaks to my values and most natural skill set: compassion, empathy, and openness.

Connie Lambeth, Certified professional midwife

When I'm not at births you can find me...

  • Hiking with my husband and two wild kids

  • Nurturing vegetables and herbs in my garden

  • Cooking something new that I hope will encourage my kids to eat said vegetables

  • Playing music (I mostly play guitar, ukulele, and autoharp, but I play seven instruments total.)

  • Knitting something that I never know how big it will end up

  • Hosting an online radio show

  • Dancing like no one's watching with my kids to Talking Heads, Jens Lekman, and old school Motown.

Myers-Briggs: ENFP (Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving)
StrengthsFinder: Empathy, Developer, Achiever, Harmony, Ideation
Enneagram: 2w3 -- The Helper/The Host

If I Were a Fictional Character I Would Be: Leslie Knope
If I Wasn't a Midwife I Would: own a vintage clothing store

Credentials
Connie Jordan Lambeth, Certified professional midwife, midwife madison wisconsin

Credentials

  • Graduate of National College of Midwifery

  • M. Ed in Educational Research

  • B.A. History, B.A. Art History, Minor:  Women and Gender Studies

  • Certified in Basic Life Support/CPR for healthcare providers (Adult, juvenile, infant.)

  • Certified in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

  • Certified SIDS/SUID Prevention Trainer

  • Certified Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Trainer (formerly known as Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention)

  • Certified Community Herbalist and specialized training in Clinical Herbalism

  • Specialized training in intrauterine insemination (IUI), intracervical insemination (ICI), intravaginal insemination (IVI)

  • Training IBCLC at Arizona State University's Edson School of Nursing and Health Innovation

  • Provider with POWERS

  • Certified Hypnobirthing Educator, Leclaire Method

  • Certified Hypnofertility Educator, Leclaire Method

  • DONA trained advanced Birth Doula, for Nurses, Physicians, and Health Care Professionals

  • Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Parent Coach

  • Graduate level Child Development course work

  • Early Childhood Education course work, with focus on Montessori and Froebel Methodology

Professional Organization Membership

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