Every birth is special. Whether it takes place at the hospital, a birth center, or at home, every birth is as uniquely individual as you. At Like Mother Like Daughter Midwifery, I strive to make your experience of prenatal, birth, and postpartum care a healthy balance of the traditional practices and medical training of midwifery. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
What Do I Provide?
PRENATAL CARE & COUNSELING
From our initial meeting all the way through your pregnancy and delivery, I take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. I provide my clients with around the clock care in addition to their regularly scheduled prenatal appointments.
Here With You
Get extra personal support through the entirety of your birthing journey. I offer unwavering support and monitoring to you and your baby. I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you're doing and offer any support or changes that are needed.
Your baby moon is a special time. A time for you to heal and bond with your little one. You will have regular postpartum home visits to ensure you and your baby and safe and sound. I believe that postpartum is just as important as prenatal care. We will have regular postpartum and newborn exams at 24-36 hours after birth, a 5-7 day check in, and 2-6 weeks are as needed.
I am proud to serve the birthing needs of anyone who is looking for support and guidance throughout the pregnancy process. I make an effort to maintain a lifelong connection with my clients, and check up on their progress as new parents. Curious about my past patients’ experiences? Take a look at their positive stories below.
And what could be more beautiful,
than bringing new life into the world?
Why I’m a Midwife
Danielle Shealy CD(DONA), CPM, LM
My journey with home birth midwifery goes back to the day I was born at home. It not only changed my mother's life forever, but it also changed mine. I was the only one out of four to be born at home. About a year after my birth, my mother became a midwife's assistant. That led her into the passion and joy of midwifery. When I was older my mother went back to school to become a midwife. She is about to celebrate her 10th year as a practicing midwife. Growing up I never would have thought this would have been my calling and path. At the time I was in a Russian ballet company, anything medical was not on my radar. At 17, I graduated high school unsure of my path. By 18, my mother convinced me to attend a few births. This changed my life and heart forever. I witnessed incredible women, doing incredible things, with incredible support and love. I became a DONA certified doula to continue working on birth teams as I started looking into midwifery schools. I obtained my education at the National Midwifery Institute and graduated in 2018. In my apprenticeship I had the great privilege of working with my mother Jami Morris LM, CPM, and Susan Smart LM, CPM,. Following my graduation, I passed the national midwifery boards of NARM. My heart and passion are in midwifery. My joy is in assisting women in one of life's greatest journeys. I truly believe I have the greatest job in the world. The experience of pregnancy and birth has changed over the years, especially in today’s modern era. I believe that the need for caring, sensitive and traditional midwifery practices during this time is becoming more and more apparent. I see every pregnancy and birth as a miracle, and I feel honored to be considered to be a part of your new adventure.