Delivering Joy!

 John 16:21

 

Meet the Midwives

Our midwives serve mothers and babies with a unique blend of a modernized healthcare approach rooted in traditional midwifery values. Her holistic approach to pregnancy focuses on the NORMALCY of pregnancy and birth, as well as the prevention of complications through wellness.

Midwife Kira CPM,LM

@CajunStork

Clinical Director | Practice Manager | Midwife

After two-plus years of nursing school at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Kira instead decided to pursue midwifery education at Aviva Institute for Maternal-Child Health. While in midwifery school in 2009 she began serving women as a doula in the hospital and apprenticing with local midwives in both a birth center and homebirth setting. In 2013, she obtained her Midwifery License from the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners and Certified Professional Midwife certification from North American Registry of Midwives. Since 2013, her professional practice experience includes montrice services, midwifery practices in both homebirth and freestanding birth centers and clinical staff midwifery for Acadiana OBGYN.

Having founded two of the five freestanding birth centers in Louisiana, Kira serves our birth community not only as a midwife but also as a competent entrepreneur who loves advocating for natural birth. She has strong skills in midwifery, teaching and public speaking supported by a professional profile which includes being a YouTube Content Creator and Social Media Influencer best known as CajunStork.

 

Midwife Jamie APRN, CNM

After completing four years in the US Navy, Midwife Jamie then graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as a Registered Nurse in 1999. She served as a labor and delivery nurse at Women’s and Children’s Hospital for 17 years, through which time she had the opportunity to serve women and advocate for better birth experiences for them. Overtime she felt a calling to make a greater difference in the healthcare of birthing women in Acadiana and began to pursue becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife.

In 2021, Jamie graduated with a Masters of Science in Nurse Midwifery from Frontier University truly expecting to serve women birthing in the hospital setting but instead found a deep love of the freestanding birth center model of midwifery. She is a kind and competent midwife that enjoys the relationship-based model of midwifery. Through a wealth of experience obtained through her 1200 hospital births assists she is not only able to help clients remain healthy and low-risk but also seamlessly transfers her knowledge into the prenatal and birth environment in a way that empowers women while sharing in their joy!

Midwife Bronwen APRN, CNM

Midwife Bronwen is a dedicated and compassionate midwife who has long had a heart committed to the well-being of mothers and babies. From a young age, she was inspired by birth work from watching “A Baby Story” on TLC. She first pursued turning this passion into a lifelong vocation by earning a nursing degree in 2005 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She spent the majority of her nursing career, serving as a labor and delivery nurse at Women’s and Children’s Hospital right here in Lafayette. Although she loved providing care to mothers during their birth experiences, she felt a deeper calling to serve women in a more comprehensive way.

With Midwife Jamie as her mentor, she embarked on the challenging but rewarding path of obtaining her Master’s in Midwifery from Frontier University to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. Balancing the demands of working full-time along with being a devoted wife and mother of four, Bronwen has exemplified extraordinary dedication and determination throughout her journey. She shows up each day with that same passion and perseverance, deeply dedicating herself to each and every mother she serves at The Natural BirthHouse as part of the midwifery team. 

 

Midwife Kira CPM,LM

@CajunStork

Clinical Director | Practice Manager | Midwife

After two-plus years of nursing school at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Kira instead decided to pursue midwifery education at Aviva Institute for Maternal-Child Health. While in midwifery school in 2009 she began serving women as a doula in the hospital and apprenticing with local midwives in both a birth center and homebirth setting. In 2013, she obtained her Midwifery License from the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners and Certified Professional Midwife certification from North American Registry of Midwives. Since 2013, her professional practice experience includes montrice services, midwifery practices in both homebirth and freestanding birth centers and clinical staff midwifery for Acadiana OBGYN.

Having founded two of the five freestanding birth centers in Louisiana, Kira serves our birth community not only as a midwife but also as a competent entrepreneur who loves advocating for natural birth. She has strong skills in midwifery, teaching and public speaking supported by a professional profile which includes being a YouTube Content Creator and Social Media Influencer best known as CajunStork.

 

Midwife Jamie APRN, CNM

After completing four years in the US Navy, Midwife Jamie then graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as a Registered Nurse in 1999. She served as a labor and delivery nurse at Women’s and Children’s Hospital for 17 years, through which time she had the opportunity to serve women and advocate for better birth experiences for them. Overtime she felt a calling to make a greater difference in the healthcare of birthing women in Acadiana and began to pursue becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife.

In 2021, Jamie graduated with a Masters of Science in Nurse Midwifery from Frontier University truly expecting to serve women birthing in the hospital setting but instead found a deep love of the freestanding birth center model of midwifery. She is a kind and competent midwife that enjoys the relationship-based model of midwifery. Through a wealth of experience obtained through her 1200 hospital births assists she is not only able to help clients remain healthy and low-risk but also seamlessly transfers her knowledge into the prenatal and birth environment in a way that empowers women while sharing in their joy!

Midwife Bronwen APRN, CNM

Midwife Bronwen is a dedicated and compassionate midwife who has long had a heart committed to the well-being of mothers and babies. From a young age, she was inspired by birth work from watching “A Baby Story” on TLC. She first pursued turning this passion into a lifelong vocation by earning a nursing degree in 2005 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She spent the majority of her nursing career, serving as a labor and delivery nurse at Women’s and Children’s Hospital right here in Lafayette. Although she loved providing care to mothers during their birth experiences, she felt a deeper calling to serve women in a more comprehensive way.

With Midwife Jamie as her mentor, she embarked on the challenging but rewarding path of obtaining her Master’s in Midwifery from Frontier University to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. Balancing the demands of working full-time along with being a devoted wife and mother of four, Bronwen has exemplified extraordinary dedication and determination throughout her journey. She shows up each day with that same passion and perseverance, deeply dedicating herself to each and every mother she serves at The Natural BirthHouse as part of the midwifery team. 

 

Other Team Members

Damon Cudihy

Damon Cudihy

Medical Director

Jenny Thompson

Jenny Thompson

Lactation/Birth Doula/Placenta/Lamaze Instructor

Emily Bergeron

Emily Bergeron

Administrator and Office Manager

Mary Frances

Mary Frances

Receptionist