Thursday, April 24, 2014

Kara Rowley Contact

Kara Rowley, Licensed Midwife in California

Phone: 530-410-7098.

Email: karamidwife@gmail.com

Redding, California and Surrounding Area

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Phone: 530-410-7098
Email: karamidwife@gmail.com

Kara Rowley

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I have always enjoyed encouraging people and sharing knowledge with them, especially about health. As a freshman at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas I had the opportunity to interview a midwife and thought it sounded like a fascinating profession. The next autumn some family friends needed a place to have a home birth and my parents opened their home to them. I vividly remember right after the baby was born the new mother holding the baby and saying to the dad about the beautiful baby girl, "This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen." I was struck with how peaceful and empowering the birth was for the couple and thought maybe I would like to become a midwife and be able to bless people in that way. Soon after that I was able to work with a midwife in Wichita assisting at births, helping during prenatals, and working in the office. I loved the relationships that were built and the community that home birth offered to the women who oftentimes had attended birth classes together.
 
As a young girl I did some missions work with my family and since then I have had a great desire to do more missions work and help the poor and needy by showing them God’s love. I enrolled in Mercy in Action School of Primary Health  Care and Midwifery and co-enrolled in the National  College of Midwifery. The curriculum mixed missions with specialized midwifery school to equip those who desire to use their skills both in the U.S. and in developing countries. After a semester in Boise, Idaho I headed to the Philippines to finish the clinical portion of my school.
 
Working in Manilla, Philippines at a free birth center for the women of Welfareville, at the time the second largest slum area in Manila, I received more skills than I ever imagined. My colleagues and I lived at the clinic assisting women with their personal health needs and delivering babies. We served the poorest of the poor, many of which were considered very high risk due to malnutrition and poor living conditions. I assisted at over 150 births, being the primary midwife at over 50. This time helped me gain the skills and confidence that most programs are unable to offer midwives. On returning to the United States I took my board examination and became officially certified with the North American Registry of Midwives, as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).
 
I then began my practice in Wichita, Kansas where I had a great partner and mentor. I grew in my knowledge of natural health, nutrition, and preventive care for pregnancy and the whole family. I have a deep passion for helping families and am excited to continue providing personalized care of women. I am excited to be working in the Redding, California area. I would love the opportunity to meet you and discuss ways that I can make your pregnancy and delivery a healthy and happy experience.