Currently, our practice is made up of Christine and two birth assistants.
Christine Russell, Midwife
Christine has a heart for helping others. Not only is she a full-time midwife, but she cares for her own two teenage boys who have had special needs since they were babies. Before becoming a midwife, Christine was a Registered Nurse working as a Special Needs Pediatric Home Health Nurse helping families care for their medically fragile babies and children in their homes with the goal of keeping them out of the hospital. She also ran her own business providing Wellness Consults and Essential Oil Education. While working as a nurse, Christine was a doula (birth assistant) part time to allow her to assist with the childbirth process. Christine also volunteers as a nurse for a local crisis pregnancy center helping to teach Labor & Delivery classes.
Christine's hobbies include: missions work (local & foreign), cooking/baking, playing the piano, playing games, scrapbooking, writing, reading, and working with horses.
Fun Facts about Christine:
She has a habit of picking up parasites or illnesses in almost every foreign country she has been to for missions work.
When younger, she had a reputation of breaking the same bone twice.
Christine has retired from her life of playing pranks on people - well, maybe!
Stefani has three young children and loves to invest in their lives including helping to coach their soccer teams. Stefani has always loved birth and has experience as a doula. She enjoys being a birth assistant very much and aspires to one day become a midwife, Lord willing.
Jessica has three teenage children. Besides caring for them and keeping her household running, she is also a behavioral therapist working with special needs children. Birth assisting is a great side job for her as she enjoys assisting women through the birth process.