My name is Kristen Gibson. I am a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) offering home birth services and midwifery care to local families in Roanoke, VA and surrounding areas (Christiansburg, Lynchburg, Rocky Mount, Southwest Virginia, etc.). I am licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine. I am also a certified doula as well as a childbirth educator.
Personal: I am a homeschooling wife and mother of ten children. I have given birth six times in the hospital and four times at home with assistance of local midwives; my last birth was a waterbirth.
I am a firm supporter of breastfeeding and have nursed each one of my children.
Professional: I received my certification as a midwife through NARM (North American Registry of Midwives). I received my doula certification and childbirth evducation training through ALACE (currently known as To Labor).
I began working towards my midwifery certification in 2008 though I began attending births (home and hospital) and teaching childbirth classes in February of 2006. Typically, I attend 2-4 births a month and teach one childbirth class series a quarter. I am also a member of CMA (Commonwealth Midwives Alliance).
I am experienced in supporting first time moms, subsequent moms, VBAC's (vaginal birth after cesareans), multiple births, natural births and medicated births, and moms whose partners are unable to be present during the delivery.
I understand that childbirth is an extremely intimate part of a mother's life. I would be honored to be a part of those first special moments! If you feel that my services could be right for you, or if you have any questions. Give me a call (540) 977-3726 (leave a message if not available, please, and I'll get back to you soon), Or click on the link below to email me.
I will be happy to meet with you for an interview at no charge. Initial interviews are available simply so you can meet me and ask any questions you may have about me or my services; an interview with me does not obligate you to use my services in any way.
"For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb."
Psalms 139:13 NIV