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My name is Nicole. I am the mom of 6 amazing children. I had an incredible, life-changing homebirth with midwives in Colorado in 2010.
I began studying midwifery in 2015 when I enrolled in the Midwives Alliance of PA aspiring midwives & assistants training program.
I trained as a homebirth assistant under local area midwives and began attending births in 2016.
A year into my journey as a birth assistant, I was hearing midwifery calling me. That same year, I trained as a master herbalist and founded Hilltop Birth & Herbals which became the home of my herbal product line.
In 2018,I began learning under Midwife and dear sister, Deborah Fuentes. I continued under her wing until she moved in June of 2020.
This path has led me to lean on several other experienced midwives as mentors while I continue to gain wisdom and skill. At this time, I am accepting homebirth clients under the guidance of my mentor midwives. I am not seeking to be credentialed, but rather, in keeping with the folk medicine roots of midwifery, remain a traditional midwife.
I have attended around 100 births, mostly at home and I continue to study midwifery through Indie Birth Midwifery School, and stay up to date on Neonatal Resuscitation and CPR/BLS as well as various trainings and continued education.
In practice, I focus heavily on nutrition, informed consent & shared decision making, education in natural remedies, and physiological birth practices.