Midwifery first touched my heart when I was twenty, a young adult browsing the public library shelves. A book with a beautiful cover and intriguing title caught my eye. It was a book about natural birth and midwifery. With each page I turned I became more enamored as I soaked up the beauty and power of birth… I was forever changed!
In the time since then I have immersed myself in all things birth. I trained and worked first as a doula, then midwife's assistant, a student midwife, and finally as a home-birth midwife. During my apprenticeship, I had the opportunity to train for 10 years and work in 6 different midwifery practices with 11 amazing midwives.
I am a Certified Professional Midwife and have an independent practice, working in Southeast Ohio serving birthing families! Based out of Athens, I also serve Nelsonville, Lancaster, Logan, Jackson, Gallipolis, Marietta, Parkersburg and more. Typically anywhere within roughly a 50 mile radius from Athens Ohio.
I am a member of The Appalachian Birth Co-op, Ohio Birthcraft Co-op, and of The Ohio Midwives Alliance. I also serve on the board of the Ohio chapter of The National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM).
I keep busy raising my three kids with my husband, working on our 91 acre farm in Athens County, exploring the woods, knitting, working with cows, and of course teaching about midwifery and going to births. I look forward to meeting you!
Lauren Genter, CPM