'Ohana Midwifery Service
Valerie Jacques, RN, CPM, NHCM
is an experienced Midwife, having attended over 850 births, and has been practicing
homebirth midwifery since 1980. She is a Registered Nurse with a strong background
in maternity care and pediatrics. Valerie is nationally certified by the North
American Registry of Midwives, and is also certified in the State of New Hampshire.
She brings her practice to Massachusetts and Maine. Valerie has also practiced
homebirth midwifery in the states of Colorado and Hawaii.
Valerie is married and the mother of four wonderful young adults.
Mission Statement: Empowering Women through Birth
Philosophy: I believe that there is a very big difference between giving birth to a baby, and being delivered of a baby. It is the intention of 'Ohana Midwifery Service to awaken each woman's power from within. Birth is an awesome, natural, intense, and sacred process which is also a "Life Event". 'Ohana Midwifery Service offers preparation and participation with families to help create a safe, natural, and memorable homebirth experience.
'Ohana midwifery service personalized & comprehensive care includes:
A visit, to include an interactive interview, allows you and your partner to ask questions and exchange information with the midwife. During the visit, the midwife will also gather information to make sure that Mom is not at risk for birthing the baby at home.
Birth plans are encouraged. Creating a support network of knowledgeable providers will help the family attain the most positive birth experience. The support network may include childbirth educators, breastfeeding support, and doulas.
Midwife means "with women"