The Midwives

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Heather Shelley, LDEM, CPM, 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.

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Midwife Karla Bennett, CNM

I fell in love with the process of birth with the births of my own 6 children and then as labor support for my 7 sisters. I have been involved with the care of women and babies, first as a doula for more than 10 years, and then for 8 years as a labor and delivery nurse, advocating for and supporting laboring mothers in the hospital, assisting breastfeeding, and caring for newborns. I am Licensed as a Certified Nurse Midwife and educated as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. I am committed to caring for and educating women about their bodies throughout their lifespan, to promoting good health and nutrition, to fostering trust in the normalcy and beauty of childbirth, and to supporting families as they create births that are gentle and safe.

Certifications and Education

  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner certification
  • BLS, NRP, ACLS, Advanced AWHONN fetal monitor
  • Barbara Harper’s Waterbirth Certification

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We are located at:
90 East 200 South
Pleasant Grove, Utah
84062

801-796-2229