Heather Shelley LDEM, CPM, LCCE, CD
I have been attending births since 2001. I have attended over 300 births in: Texas, Washington, Bali-Indonesia, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and of course Utah. I love working with students, and as an approved preceptor with NARM, I have been teaching students in and out of Utah since 2010.
I love to pass on the knowledge that I have gleaned as a midwife from those around me, to those desiring to become midwives themselves. I love giving students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, as well as helping them to become more compassionate for mothers, self thinkers, helping them to trouble shoot on their own, and to be independent midwives.
I have taught childbirth classes for 11 years, apprenticed doulas, apprenticed student midwives, taught doula trainings, breastfeeding classes, newborn care classes, monitrice classes, midwife assistant classes and so many more. I have taken student midwives to the Dominican Republic where we did 30 births a day, and I have learned midwifery from midwives all over the world.
With this in mind I decided that I wanted to help student midwives who lived in places where they couldn’t get the training they needed, or that training would take them years to aquire. So I started a student midwife program for those who are needing their clinical experience and would like to work in a high volume clinic, but still have the care and comforts of a home birth. Our numbers vary from 8-15 births a month at this time. However, please check back with us frequently as those numbers are rising every month.
Teresa Blair, CNM
I have always wanted to be a nurse. In my youth I was often found helping with the births of kittens, puppies, and lambs. I was fascinated with new life being born. I was blessed with four children and realized during the process that I had much to learn. I proceeded through nursing school at Salt Lake Community College and Brigham Young University-Idaho and began the path of helping other women learn about their bodies, their needs during birth, and how to feel empowered with knowledge and understanding. I love teaching women how to care for their bodies, their babies, and how to improve their lives. I have spent the last 16 years in the hospital setting caring for laboring mothers and sick infants in the NICU. I spent two years in the adult ICU setting further developing my skills. At the University of Utah I studied midwifery and women’s health nurse practitioner specialties, earning my Doctoral degree. I feel that this course of study will allow me to better care for women with the most up-to-date information, empowering women to make the best choice for their life.
I was born in Nevada and raised around the United States…an “Army brat”. I have three boys, one girl, two grandchildren and the most supportive husband ever. I spend my limited free time quilting, gardening, camping and shopping.
We are located at:
90 East 200 South
Pleasant Grove, Utah