Bethany is a Certified Professional Midwife and New Hampshire Certified Midwife who was born and raised in southern Ontario, Canada and lives in a tiny house in Southern New Hampshire. Bethany began working towards life as a midwife in 2005. She first trained and volunteered as a doula and spent time as an intern at a busy birth center in El Paso TX before graduating from Birthwise Midwifery School. She completed her training as a student midwife here at the Birth Cottage in 2014 and stayed on as a staff member because she fell in love with the state, the women, and Eliot Witten, whom she married in June 2015.
She is proud of the friendly and accepting atmosphere at the Birth Cottage, and grateful for the team-oriented taff who share a commitment to providing client-centered care to a diversity of wonderful clients. Her primary goal, as a midwife, is to provide families with everything they need to feel respected, empowered and cared for in their experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting a newborn.
When not in the office or at a birth, Bethany can be found writing and editing for Midwifery Matters Journal, brewing herbal salves and remedies, growing organic vegetables, hiking mountains, dancing at your local contra dance and helping her husband lead groups of intrepid tweens on wilderness expeditions on the ocean and lakes of New England.