Karen's Story

Karen didn’t have a good experience when her son was born breech 10 years ago. When she became pregnant a couple of years ago, she was very concerned about the same thing happening again. A friend recommended the CenteringPregnancy® program at NFP, which brings together women with similar due dates and includes prenatal care that combines the medical appointment, education and support in a series of sessions.

Meet our Midwives: Julie Kellon, CNM

Why did you become a midwife?  
I had been working in advertising for about five years and was finding myself unfulfilled.  I really wanted to do something to help women/people, not just try to get them to buy different products.  I had been exposed to midwifery in college previously. I shadowed a friend who did an independent study on midwifery in Holland (we were there for school) and had a teacher that showed home birth movies during our child psychology class.  Also as I was starting to rethink my profession in advertising, I had my first child with a Certified Nurse Midwife in Jacksonville, FL.  While that birth ended in a cesarean section, I fell in love with the profession. Shortly after my daughter's birth, I quit my job and went back to school to become a midwife.  It was the best decision I've ever made.  I adore what I do.

Meet our Midwives: Kate Lawrence, CNM

Why did you become a midwife?
I had been a labor nurse for seven years. In a matter of a few months, I had five situations where I ended up catching the baby because the baby came before the doctors made it to the room. It was an incredibly exhilarating feeling, and I knew that I wanted to go back to school so that I could always be the one catching.