I am MeriBeth!

I am a homeschooling mom to 10 kiddos, a grandmother to a precious baby girl and traditional midwife. I am an apprentice trained direct-entry midwife. I am not a registered nurse, certified nurse midwife, or physician. I am not licensed or certified by the State of Pennsylvania. I try to maintain current certifications in both adult and infant CPR as well as first aid. I have been trained as an emergency medical technician (EMT). I am currently neonatal resuscitation certified.
I have been attending births as a doula since 1999. I was given the opportunity to become a midwife’s assistant in 2004. I have been attending births as a primary midwife since 2005 and have been blessed to be a part of over 550 births. I have learned through self-study and apprenticeship with 3 other experienced midwives. I now have the honor of teaching others to become midwives. 
Although, I believe that every woman has the right to choose where and with whom she has her baby, my practice is limited to low risk pregnancies and births. Should your pregnancy fall out of the low risk category, other arrangements will have to be made for the birth. 
I do offer childbirth education classes and informational handouts. However, I expect parents to be well informed and take responsibility for reading and educating themselves. I cannot offer you any guarantees other than I will do my best, with the knowledge I have, to provide you with a safe and rewarding birth experience. 
​Proud to Partner with:

The Pittsburgh Midwife, Jennifer Nelson, BSN, TM

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Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. his love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. his love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. To Him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. Who spread out the earth upon the waters. his love endures forever. give thanks to the god of heaven. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1-6 & 26

Suggested Reading...

The New King James Version Bible

Christ Centered Childbirth by Kelly Townsend

The Birth Book by William and Martha Sears

Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper

Childbirth Without Fear by Grantly Dick-Reed

The Naturally Healthy Pregnancy by Shonda Parker

The New Active Birth by Janet Balaskas

Unassisted Childbirth by Laura Kaplan Shanley

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin