Augustine Colebrook, CPM, LM, Midwife & Executive Director
Augustine is an accomplished management executive with strong entrepreneurial heart, who takes much joy in mainstreaming midwifery and the midwifery model of care by bringing the modern community-centered birth center choice to all low risk women. After attending her first homebirth at eight years of age with her midwife aunt in Colorado, she knew her life’s path. Her personal experience of preparing for, laboring and birthing at home unassisted influences her work. She respects a woman’s need for the empowering feeling of being undisturbed during labor.
An apprentice-trained midwife, Augustine has worked in different cultural environments and countries, including a rural Jamaican hospital, a birth center in Denmark, dirt floor huts in Mexico, and many homes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, South Carolina, Florida and Oregon. Having attended births as a midwife for more than 15 years, Augustine’s focus is finely attuned to the process of letting go and opening to the unknown in labor and in life. It is her profound joy to illuminate the sacred journey of pregnancy for other women, and to that end, Augustine offers Sacred Pregnancy & Birthing From Within classes to expectant parents.
Augustine is a Nationally Certified Professional Midwife and an Oregon State Licensed Midwife. She is also the Executive Director of the Trillium Waterbirth Center and the Clinic Manager of Wise Women Care Associates. Augustine also runs a national consulting firm for birth center start-ups advising midwives in business implementation strategies as well as best practice models. She is also writing a book for parents and editing a film project due out summer 2015.