Life's Little Blessings
(Serving women in Roanoke, VA and all surrounding areas)
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My name is Kristen Gibson. I am a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) offering home birth services and midwifery care to local families in Roanoke, VA and all surrounding areas (Christiansburg, Lynchburg, Rocky Mount, Southwest Virginia, etc.) I am licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine. I am also a certified doula as well as a childbirth educator.
Personal: I am a homeschooling wife and mother of ten children. I have given birth six times in the hospital and four times at home with assistance of local midwives; my last birth was a waterbirth. I am a firm supporter of breastfeeding and have nursed each one of my children.
Professional: I received my certification as a midwife through NARM (North American Registry of Midwives). I received my doula certification and childbirth education training through ALACE (currently known as To Labor). I began working towards my midwifery certification in 2008 though I began attending births (home and hospital) and teaching childbirth in February of 2006. Typically, I attend 2-4 births a month and teach 1 childbirth class series a quarter. I am also a member of CMA (Commonwealth Midwives Alliance).
I am experienced in supporting VBAC's (vaginal birth after cesareans), multiple births, natural births and medicated births, Lotus births, and moms whose partners are unable to be present during the delivery.
"For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb."
Psalms 139:13 NIV