Heather Shelley, CPM

Heather Shelly - Midwife

Heather Shelley, CPM, LDEM 

Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed Direct Entry Midwife

Ever since childhood I have been fascinated with pregnancy. When I became a mother myself, that fascination grew and expanded. Having attended many births in hospitals, birth centers, and at home I knew that I had found my passion, which was helping women through one of the greatest experiences of their lives, giving birth. I love assisting women in experiencing one of the greatest triumphs they will ever have, bringing a child into this world.

I started Birthing Your Way after the birth of my second son. I took my doula training through ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators) and DONA (Doulas of North America). I received my childbirth education through ALACE, Lamaze, and CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association), and postpartum training through CAPPA . Years later I enrolled in midwifery school and started on my path to becoming a Midwife.
I am a Certified Professional Midwife with the North American Registry of Midwives, and a Licensed Midwife practicing in Utah. I have four beautiful children and a very supportive husband. Through the years, I have expanded my knowledge and experience of birth, breastfeeding, and the postpartum care of new mothers and babies. I recognize birth as a natural process of the female body, one that does not require routine interventions. We as midwives are here to guard birth and guide it as needed, only interfering when the mother or nature needs our help. 
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We have become such a busy society that new mothers and babies are often left on their own without the help of a mentor (this used to be the grandmother’s role) to teach and guide them through the learning processes of parents. This deficit of care can cause a difficult recovery and be a lonely time for the new mother. I hope to help women through not just childbirth, but also through as much of the childbearing years as I can.
Heather Shelly Midwife Treatment

Certifications and Education

  • Licensed Midwife with the State of Utah
  • Certified Professional Midwife, North American Registry of Midwives, 2009
  • ASM Degree (Associate of Science in Midwifery)
  • Birth of my four children (I think this deserves mentioning)
  • EMT
  • Certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and CPR 
  • Certified Doula
  • Certified Postpartum Doula
 
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