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ABOUT ME

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ABOUT ME
Beth Anne Moonstone, she/her/hers

I strive to provide inclusive, individualized, and evidence based care. I strongly encourage and assist birthing people and families to educate themselves about birth options and make choices based on their knowledge and intuition. 


MY EXPERIENCE

I began my journey in midwifery in Colorado in 1994 during my own pregnancy, beginning private practice in 1996, and becoming a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the National Association of Register Midwives (NARM) in 2003. I have attended hundreds of births at homes, birth centers, and in the hospital, in the United States, Jamaica, Canada, and Mexico.

 

I participate in continuing education opportunities several times a year and maintain Neonatal Resuscitation Certification (NRP) through the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and CPR certification. 

In addition to my work in midwifery, I hold a MA.ED in Environmental Education and Natural Science. I am an experienced science and midwifery educator and work as a strength coach. 

Amherst Homebirth is a gender affirming practice that welcomes LGBTQIA+ patients and non-traditional families. I strive to care for a people to the best of my ability with regards to age, race, ethnicity, religion, education, culture, gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, physical abilities, or socioeconomic background. Birth and midwifery have a long history of being attached to language (words like woman, mother, father, couple) that is gender specific or that makes assumptions about gender, sexual orientation, marital status and family composition. This is sometimes hard to shift away from but important to acknowledge. Birthing individuals should choose to use the terms, and have others use terms and definitions that are right for them. As a midwife I work to support those choices and work to continue to expand and education myself. Families and parents come in many different shapes and forms. In my midwifery practice I strive to provide a supportive and accepting environment. 

EDUCATION
  • Hamline University, MA.ED, Natural Science and Environmental Education

  • Union University and Institute, BA, Liberal Arts: concentration in Midwifery

  • Southwest Technical Community College, AAS, Midwifery (MEAC)

  • Certified Professional Midwife (CPM): 03090013

  • Certificate, Massachusetts Midwives Alliance Basic Course

  • Certificate, Tennessee Birth Place Basic and Advanced Midwifery Course

  • Certified Pre & Postnatal Fitness Coach, Girls Gone Strong

  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine

SPECIALTIES
  • Homebirth

  • Pre & Postnatal Fitness

  • Nutrition

  • Childbirth & Midwifery Education

What is a CPM?
A CPM is a Certified Professional Midwife. This is a midwife who has met all the certification standards set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). What distinguishes a CPM from other nationally certified midwives is that CPMs primarily attend low-risk pregnant women in an out-of-hospital setting. CPMs are trained via a competency-based model of education which requires them to gain direct hands-on experience in an out-of-hospital setting.

 

Midwifery and Homebirth in Massachusetts
In the state of Massachusetts midwifery is legal but not regulated or licensed by the state. It is not considered the practice of medicine and therefore is not regulated by the medical board.

Midwifery and Homebirth in Vermont

I am a licensed midwife (LM) in the state of Vermont. License #1070129910. In the state of Vermont midwifery is legal and regulated by the Vermont State Office of Professional and Occupations. 

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), Member
Massachusetts Midwives Alliance (MMA), Member
Vermont Midwives Association (VMA)

Association of Midwifery Educators (AME)

 

CONTACT ME

If you are interested in homebirth midwifery services, please drop me a message and I will contact you. I am happy to have a phone conversation with you or schedule a consultation to meet via Zoom (due to Covid). 

ADDRESS

Amherst, MA

PHONE

413.345.5317

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