Massachusetts Midwives Alliance

Sarafina Kennedy, CPM

CPM - Certified Professional Midwife
CNM - Certified Nurse-Midwife
MMA-DEM - MMA Direct-Entry Midwife
PMUS - Primary Midwife Under Supervision

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Birth Matters Midwifery Care Services

* Comprehensive Prenatal, Birth and Postpartum Care

* Homebirth

* Waterbirth

* Birth tub rental

* Alternative Insemination

* Conception Counseling

* Childbirth Education (Hypnobirthing, Natural Childbirth)

About Sarafina

            My philosophy of birth is that it is a safe, natural, beautiful and powerful process for women and families.  In addition, I view midwifery as a very important aspect of reproductive choice for women: in the same way that women may chose to have to have their babies in the hospital, they should also have the option to birth at home, and have a full range of choices throughout the birth.  I believe that a midwife, as a woman supporting other women and their families in childbirth, plays an empowering and important role in helping to create the birth that women choose.

            I firmly believe that women and families need to be supported in birth and that improving women's experiences of birth and pregnancy is vital to giving women empowerment, strength and worth through having control over their bodies, minds and physical situations. I am interested in the opportunity to build relationships with women and learn about their lives and experiences in order to help give them the birth experience they want and deserve.  I am also interested in the hands-on aspect of midwifery work, using different skills and visualizations to help women manage pain, and teaching skills postpartum to help them grow healthy families.

            I was trained with through a combination of apprenticeship and classroom training.  I completed a 2.5 year apprenticeship with two busy homebirth midwives as well as an internship at a busy birth center in Texas. I have also spent time volunteering at a birth center in Bali, Indonesia. I supplemented my hands on training with a three year academic program at Birthwise Midwifery School in Bridgton Maine.