New Midwife and Homebirth option for Cowlitz, Lewis, and Pacific Counties
Renee Terralumina LM, CPM
I am dedicated to providing exceptional care to those who choose me as their midwife. My attachment to this area began when I bought land to farm here (organic permaculture small scale production) in 2010. My journey to midwifery began when as a 20 year old soon to be first time mom wanting a natural birth without IV's epidurals, or invasive procedures and had to fight for that in a hospital (successfully). At the time (and where I lived) midwifery wasn't an option (and I didn't even know existed in the modern world) I just believed in my body, and in the process.
I later had my 2nd-5th babies out of the hospital, the last 3 with amazing midwives (two in Seattle with midwives that founded Seattle Midwifery School, now the Bastyr Midwifery program, one here in Lewis County). After the birth of my 5th I felt very called to the path of becoming a midwife. I enrolled in the best MEAC accredited midwifery school I could find in 2014. I worked with a wonderful preceptor in Yelm for 5 years, spent some time as a student at Heritage Birth Center in Ancorage AK (and caught a baby during an earthquake close to the epicenter), and then worked with Laura Hamilton LM for the final few months of her career, and took over her remaining clients when she retired. I graduated from Midwives College of Utah Magna Cum Laude with a BSM in midwifery, passed the NARM (national midwifery credentialing exam), became a CPM, and then received Washington Licensure as an LM. I am completely dedicated to this path, and to the families I serve.
I offer free consultations to see if we are a good fit for each other, or to determine if midwifery care and home-birth is the right option for you. I can be reached at (360)978-4142, or check out my website at www.quintessentialbirth.com for more information.