About this Site
Originally conceived of as a business website, with-woman.com has evolved into a platform to answer common questions about midwifery care, out-of-hospital birth and natural birth. I also house resources for female survivors of sexual abuse under The Butterfly Initiative pages. I am proud to be able to present evidenced-based information and hope that where ever you are in your journey around the childbearing years these pages prove useful in someway. And yes, I do still offer some client services. Information about the limited scope of my current practice can be found here as well.
About the Midwife
Rebecca Herman, CPM, MPH I began my path to midwifery in 2003 and entered formal training in 2005. After completing school through the National College of Midwifery and the Northern New Mexico Midwifery Center, I have worked within the US, in both New Mexico and Massachusetts, as well as in Senegal. I discovered my love of midwifery while conducting nutrition research in Tanzania and continue to leverage a food based approach to manage many common complaints during the childbearing years. I am deeply committed to empowering women to take charge of their own health and that of their babies. Having grown up and worked in many countries I am fascinated by the infinite ways people relate to their bodies. I believe that the transitions of childbearing are greatly eased when we listen to our bodies and love guiding women to hear those messages. After six years of attending births, I am currently working to improve the reproductive health of women and girls around the world with Pathfinder International. I still love providing direct care and offer limited preventative health counseling and annual exams. I also teach workshops for expecting parents at Isis Parenting. When I am not working I love to be outside and can often be found hiking, biking, snowshoeing or dancing.