This month, we are pleased to announce that two of our former midwifery students have earned their Certified Professional Midwife credential from the North American Registry of Midwives! Congratulations to Heather & Aimee!
Aimee Disharoon, CPM, credits her herbalist grandmother's teachings with setting her on the path to midwifery. Learning about traditional herbalism as a child opened her eyes early to the many options for health and healing beyond those offered by the mainstream US medical system. Aimee's first experience with birth, providing labor support for a friend birthing in the hospital, left her devastated by the treatment that mother and baby received. Working as an intern at the Herb Pharm, Aimee sat in on a class lead by a midwife on herbs in pregnancy and birth, and knew that she had found her path. All the pieces fell into place as Aimee was approached by a midwife offering her an apprenticeship position. She attended home births in Grants Pass for many years before joining and graduating from the Wise Women Apprenticeship Program. Aimee's quiet demeanor allows her to observe and facilitate a family's birth process, intervening only when absolutely necessary.
Heather Faith, CPM, has been with women at birth all over the world. Fifteen years ago, Heather and a group of her closest friends traveled throughout the US and to Costa Rica and Brazil to support each other in birthing their children. Through these experiences, Heather knew that midwifery was in her future, even as her present was focused on raising her young children. Heather's faith that all things would happen in their time was rewarded. When she was ready to dive in to the study of midwifery, Heather met Augustine Colebrook and fell in love with her practice. A graduate of the Wise Women Care Associates Apprenticeship Program, Heather deepened her midwifery skills with a rotation at Bumi Sehat birth center in Bali. Heather brings her deep faith to her work, and loves watching families claim their power in birth.Read More