June 04, 2012

Rosemary Birthing Home Welcomes New Midwife

Rosemary Birthing Home is proud to announce that Priscilla Kramer, who has served Sarasota as a student midwife since 2011, is now a Florida Licensed Midwife (LM) and a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). Licensed Midwives are registered and recognized by the Florida Department of Health as autonomous maternity care providers for women experiencing normal, low-risk healthy pregnancies.

“The night I received my license to practice midwifery in Florida and my CPM credential, I attended my first birth as an official Licensed Midwife,” says Priscilla. “Baby Joah was caught by his mother in the water at Rosemary Birthing Home! She labored beautifully and quickly. This family is on cloud nine, and I am right there with them.”

In 2008, Priscilla graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Microbiology and Molecular Biology. In 2009 she began her studies at The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery, graduating earlier this month. In addition to her apprenticeship at Rosemary Birthing Home, she trained in Central Florida with home birth midwives and completed an internship in Honduras. Priscilla has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2008 and is certified in neonatal resuscitation and CPR.

"I am so happy to have Priscilla by my side as a Licensed Midwife,” says Harmony Miller, midwife, owner and operator of Rosemary Birthing Home since 2006. “The way she cares for our clients is directly in line with the Rosemary Birthing Home philosophy of compassionate, evidence-based care."

Rosemary Birthing Home was established in 2003 and is owned and operated by Licensed Midwives. A free-standing, accredited birth center in Sarasota’s historic Rosemary District, Rosemary Birthing Home offers personalized midwifery care embedded with the philosophy that birth is a normal, healthy process that most often requires no medical intervention. For more information, please call 941.330.9966 or visit www.rosemarybirthinghome.com

About Rosemary Birthing Home: Established in 2003, Rosemary Birthing Home is a free-standing birth center in Sarasota’s historic Rosemary District. Owned and operated by Florida licensed midwives, Rosemary Birthing Home offers personalized midwifery care, birth center births, home births, water births, pre-pregnancy nutrition counseling, postpartum care, babywearing classes, support groups, lactation counseling, complete childbirth education, a lending library and more. A free Choices in Childbirth Class and Rosemary Birthing Home Orientation is offered on Mondays and Tuesdays (by appointment only). For more information, please call 941.330.9966 or visit www.rosemarybirthinghome.com.