Our midwives focus on what is most important to each woman’s unique situation and values. Working together with women and with other members of the health care team, midwives are among the most modern, forward thinking health providers in the United States today.
Here at New Beginnings we have midwives with two types of credentialing:
We have Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) who are credentialed by the North American Registry of Midwives. Our CPMs provide pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care for healthy women choosing to birth outside of the hospital. Their education and training is focused on caring for women with normal pregnancy at birth centers or at home, recognizing when women or newborns need a higher level of care, and working collaboratively with other providers in the healthcare system so women and families can easily and readily access the care they need.
We also have a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) who is credentialed through the American Midwifery Certification Board. CNMs have a Masters degree and, in Idaho, are independent Advance Practice Registered Nurses. CNMs are educated to care for women throughout the lifespan. These services include general check-ups and physical exams; pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care; well woman gynecological care; and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. CNMs are able to prescribe a full range of substances, medications, and treatments, including pain medication.
Kellie Northam, MSN, CNM, APRN:
- Staff Certified Nurse-Midwife
- Clinical Director of Midwifery Services
- Graduate of Frontier Nursing University, 2012
- Recipient of the Ruth Brexendorf Stifel Fellowship, The Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health, Pittsburgh, PA March 2013 – October 2013
- Member of American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
- Legislative Chair-Person, Idaho affiliate of ACNM
- Clinical Faculty Birthwise School of Midwifery
- Clinical Faculty Mercy in Action School of Midwifery
Kellie’s call into the art of Midwifery began in 1980 during the pregnancy of her first child in the state of Nebraska. Desiring Midwifery care, she found herself struggling with the medical system of birth and its deep hostility towards Midwifery and out-of-hospital birth. Following her initial birth experience in a hospital, she dedicated herself to educating women and families regarding their human rights in childbirth. Continue Reading More…
Jacquetta Barnett CPM, LM:
Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program graduate 2011
Staff Midwife at Motherly Way Maternity Services 2011-2012
Staff Midwife, Owner at Pure Heart Midwifery Home birth Services 2012-2014
Stay at Home Mom from 2014-2016
Staff Midwife at New Beginnings Birth Center 2016- present
Member of the Idaho Midwifery Council
Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Mercy in Action