Meet Mirra of Portland Natural Birth

February 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

As a mom, one of the biggest challenges we face is taking the time to take care of ourselves. We are not super hero’s as my husband likes to remind me. Our lives are busy, hectic and messy with children. We love them to the moon and back. So let’s take a moment for ourselves. It’s time to refresh in the new year.

Each week I plan to highlight a local business that will help you find time to relax and take care of you. These will be great for expectant moms, new moms or seasoned moms. These are all local businesses that I have made connections with in our community to help you realize the amazing services out there to help you be or not be super mom. Be sure to check in weekly because they are all incredible and different.

This week I am highlighting Mirra of Portland Natural Birth. She is an amazing midwife who brings each of her clients individualized attention and care. She keeps a small practice which means she only attends a couple births a month so she can provide full continuity of care. She is the person a family first meets with and provides them all their prenatal care and will be their familiar and trusted face at their birth. All of MIrra's care is based on building a trusting relationship with her clients where they can come and engage in their own care, make informed decisions and leave feeling empowered from their process. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) which lends her extra knowledge and skill to help in those tender postpartum days, as well as make additional referrals if needed for her clients.

Mirra a Midwife at Portland Natural Birth taken by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Midwifery care is unlike any other medical care our culture is used to. Mirra spends an hour with each client for every appointment and she is available 24/7 to them. Her clients have her cell and email for any questions that arise in between appointments. Midwives provide not only comprehensive maternity care (they replace a doctor for low risk women) but midwives also provide emotional wellbeing care throughout the time together. As a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and Licensed Direct-Entry Midwife (LDM), Mirra has gone through extensive training (3 years) at an accredited school, plus a 2 year apprenticeship. 

Mirra a Midwife at Portland Natural Birth checking out a baby taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon

Mirra sees clients at Portland Natural Birth. It is a natural birth collective offering specialized services that support a healthy pregnancy, promote a natural birth, and foster a holistic postpartum recovery. Portland Natural Birth includes not only midwifery care but also provides body work and placenta encapsulation by another amazing provider. Portland Natural Birth provides comprehensive care to expecting families from the first moment they find out they are pregnant through 6 weeks postpartum. Mirra provides home births, including water births for any low-risk woman wanting a natural birth. She started the midwifery branch of PNB over two years ago after working at a busy birth center because she realized she wanted to offer a slower and more individualized practice for Portland families.

Mirra a Midwife at Portland Natural Birth checking out a baby taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon

Coming into care with Portland Natural Birth means you are a vital player to your own care. Mirra guides you through all your informed choices. When there are any screenings that or tests are offered and meet you where you are to come up with plans for any issues. She wants all her clients to leave her care feeling empowered by their choices and their journey on becoming a new (or bigger) family, even if their birth did not go according to their plan. To provide this comprehensive care, most birth teams are comprised of three midwives. Mirra's clients get to meet the assistant midwife (another skilled CPM) and student midwife through-out their pregnancy as well.

Mirra a Midwife at Portland Natural Birth checking out a baby taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon

If you are interested in Mirra's services and working with her call her for a free consultation at (503) 432-7379 or email her at mirra@portlandnaturalbirth.com. You can also follow her on Facebook.

Mirra a Midwife at Portland Natural Birth taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon

 

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