About Your MidwiVES
Kristen Gibson, CPM
I am a Certified Professional Midwife offering home birth and birth center birth services and midwifery care to local families in Roanoke, VA and surrounding areas (Christiansburg, Lynchburg, Rocky Mount, Southwest Virginia, etc.).
- Midwifery Certification, NARM (North American Registry of Midwives)
- Certified Professional Birth Doula, ALACE (currently known as To Labor)
- Licensed by Virginia Board of Medicine
- Member of VMA (Virginia Midwives Alliance)
I began working towards my midwifery certification in 2008 though I began attending births (home and hospital) and teaching childbirth classes in February of 2006. Typically, I attend 2-4 births a month and teach one childbirth class series a quarter. My midwifery certification is through NARM, which is the only organization that specializes in training out-of-hospital midwives.
I am experienced in supporting first time moms, subsequent moms, VBAC's (vaginal birth after cesareans), multiple births, and moms whose partners are unable to be present during the delivery.
Personally, I am a homeschooling wife and mother of eleven children. I have given birth six times in the hospital and five times at home with assistance of local midwives, including a water birth.
I am a firm supporter of breastfeeding and have nursed each one of my children.
I understand that childbirth is an extremely intimate part of a mother's life.
I would be honored to be a part of those first special moments! If you feel that my services could be right for you, or if you have any questions, please call or email me.
Home: (540) 977-3726 (If unavailable, please leave a message.)
Birth Center: (540) 685-4884; Current hours are Monday 9am-1pm; Tuesday 4pm-9pm; and Wednesdays, based on need 4-9pm
I am happy to meet with you for an interview at no charge.
Initial interviews are available simply so you can meet me and ask any questions you may have about me or my services; an interview with me does not obligate you to use my services in any way.
"For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb."
(Psalms 139:13 NIV)
Krista is a wife and mom of four children: two of which she homeschools. She received Midwife Assistant training through Birth Arts International and is currently involved in the PEP process (under Kristen Gibson, CPM, LM) to obtain certification and licensure to become a Certified Professional Midwife. She is trained to encapsulate placentas through International Placenta and Postpartum Association. (IPPA) In her personal life, she advocates for breastfeeding, co-sleeping and bed-sharing practices, and cloth diapering. Krista is passionate about natural evidence based birth where families have more input as to how their pregnancy and birth experience will go. She is excited to work with staff and clients at Life's Little Blessings Birth Center.