Natural Birth Place Providers
Women have been having babies since the beginning of time, and Midwives have always been an integral part of the birth journey. While the role of the midwife has evolved, midwives have remained a critical component of one's health care, not only during pregnancy, labor and birth, but also for routine well woman assessments and gynecological care.
Maria and the midwives at the Natural Birth Place Inc. all compliment each other well, with their unique backgrounds and diverse experiences, which enables them to offer clients more options, all under one roof. This ultimately helps decrease time, added concerns, and reduces medical costs.
Maria and Vanessa's advanced practice credentials enables them to hold a DEA License to prescribe medications. Additionally their credentials extend to GYN services which includes Well Woman Care, pre conceptual health, placement/removal of IUD's and other contraceptive implants like Nexplanon.
Michelle's credentials further enhances the services offered to clients through her Naturopathic Medicine background, truly making this team of midwives unique in their respective fields.
Unlike many other Midwifery practices, some of the Natural Birth Place Inc's Providers are also lactation experts who are able to diagnose feeding issues early, such as tongue tie, and can then provide recommendations for management of concerns, early, ultimately decreasing long term potential breastfeeding issues.
Re-lactation and/or Induced lactation is another very unique service offered to couples who have a surrogate pregnancy and/or to the LGBTQIA community.
Here at the Natural Birth Place, Inc. and it's Provider Corporation, the midwives, very different, diverse education and training, makes them stand out from the crowd.
The Natural Birth Place, Inc., and it's Providers, is truly a
"One Stop Shop"
for the services offered to women, newborns and their families.
Come see us, you will not be disappointed.
Maria first realized her dream of practicing midwifery in 1995, when she graduated as a Registered Midwife in the UK. Maria is now a nationally Board Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) through the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), and holds a CA license through the Board of Registered Nursing for both Midwifery and Nursing.
Maria also holds certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). This enables her to provide continuum of care, through the postpartum period and beyond.
For Maria, the designation of CNM signifies she is an advanced registered nurse practitioner, trained in both nursing and midwifery, and is nationally certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board.
A license to practice as a CNM nationally was issued upon successful completion of the program and passing of the American Midwifery Certification Board exam in 2006. This training equips her with the necessary tools to provide the full spectrum of care to women / childbearing people, of all ages, and is licensed through the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Maria has been the only Advanced Practice Nurse Midwife, practicing midwifery in an out of hospital setting, within the SB, Riverside, Redlands, Loma Linda, Yucaipa, Beaumont area and their Neighboring districts since 2013 and has now been joined by two other midwives of varying backgrounds, all of whom bring diversity and a multitude of experience with them.
Maria is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant which enables her to provide a continuum of care beyond the routine postpartum visits.
Maria's advanced practice credentials and acute care background in nursing and midwifery, within two great countries, has provided her with in-depth knowledge and expertise in the field of women's health, nursing, midwifery and lactation. This has further prepared her for the prompt recognition and swift management of emergent situations, something for which Maria is recognized and sought out for. Maria brings a complimented balance of natural and medical management to situations.
Maria's passion, foresight, astute thinking capabilities has awarded her admiration from many OBGYN's, Perinatologists and Pediatricians, whom invariably refer their own clients to her, which is also one of the reasons why many women and families seek out her services, here at the Natural Birth Place Inc and Providers corporation.
Maria is one in a million, she genuinely cares for those whom she attends to, and will always go above and beyond to ensure provision of best care is provided to all under her company's care.
The birth room, no matter of it's location, is where Maria, feels most at peace and the place where the miracle of birth takes place.
Simply honored to be considered to be part of any families journey of care, no matter for how long.
CNM, BSc (Hons), RN, IBCLC
MARIA ANGELA KING
Michelle's background in naturopathic medicine helps compliment the notable midwifery styles which enhances the care provided to those seeking to share their health and pregnancy journey with the midwifery team, here at the Natural Birth Place Inc and it's associated Provider Corporation.
Michelle holds a California Midwifery License through the California Medical Board. She also holds a Master's degree in Alternative Medicine.
Michelle has in excess of thirty-five years experience working in Labor and Delivery and Surgical Units. Her holistic background helps compliment the midwifery team assets that enhance services to the clients seeking our care.
Every birth is different and special; whether birth occurs at home, the birth center or in the hospital. Each one, is as unique as every individual, and all are beautiful experiences, worthy of celebration.
No matter how a woman births her baby, every woman deserves the right to seek and attain midwifery care for midwives are the experts of normal birth, and all women benefit from having the education, support and guidance that only a midwife can provide.
As a Licensed Midwife, Michelle is privileged to have helped women and their families make these experiences as positive, healthy and as memorable as possible.
LM, CPM, BSAM, MA
LUJUANA VANESSA KNUDSEN
MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC
Vanessa is a Certified Nurse Midwife as well as a Woman's Health Nurse Practitioner.
As a new midwifery graduate, Vanessa brings many years of acute care nursing experience with her. She has worked in ICU, L&D, Ante-Postpartum Units and NICU, while also working as a birth assistant at the Birth Center during her training. Her high risk background has put her in good stead for her midwifery and women's health nurse practitioner role, as it has prepared her on how to thoroughly assess her clients while preparing her to the management of emergent situations which may present. Her knowledge and skills further compliments the midwifery providers and lactation consultant team at the
Natural Birth Place Inc.
"Just As A Woman's Heart Knows How And When To
Pump, Her Lungs To Inhale, And Her Hand To Pull Back From Fire, So She Knows When And How To Give Birth."
Virginia Di Orio