Home Birth Water Birth
Joan Green, LM, CPM
Marin and Sonoma
I am glad you are interested in having a home birth with a midwife. I have a deep respect for birth and am honored to serve women and their families during this important passage. I strongly believe that birth is a normal life process and that mothers and babies do best when they feel secure and supported. At home, you can surround yourself with your chosen team: the midwife, your partner, your family and your friends. As the midwife, I see my role as a guide, a facilitator of birth, and as an advocate for the woman, the couple and the family.
After attending over a thousand births as the primary midwife and practicing woman-centered midwifery care since 1984, I am familiar with all the faces of normal birth and can work to help establish an environment of openness and reverence for the birth process.
I support the midwifery model of care; which emphasizes a commitment to informed choice, continuity of individualized care and sensitivity to the emotional and spiritual aspects of childbearing. I will answer your questions and provide information so that you are well equipped to make informed decisions throughout our time together. My care includes monitoring the physical, psychological and social well being of the mother and child throughout the childbearing cycle.
Childbirth is a time in a woman's life that holds the power to forever transform and strengthen her. To honor and respect this time is what I hold sacred.
"We are so grateful for ALL that Joan did to ensure our birth was a success. Because of her we were able to realize the birth we wanted and gave Lola the opportunity to enter this world the way she should.
We love Joan!"
Dionne and Mark Detraz, Forest Knolls