photo Maegan Dougherty

Vicki and Raizy are Certified Professional Midwives licensed by the state of NJ to attend women and families at birth in the home setting.  Vicki is also a Certified Midwife licensed by the State of NY.  We both graduated from the National College of Midwifery in Taos, NM and have had training through an apprenticeship model as well as in various clinical settings.  We have nearly 30 years of combined experience having attended over 1000 births in hospitals, birth centers, and homes.  Both of us started our midwifery journeys as birth and postpartum doulas and childbirth educators, and so bring to our clients the unique ability to support them in all aspects of pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period.  We have a great deal of personal experience with breastfeeding and parenting, each having had five children, all of whom were normally birthed and breastfed.

The birth of a child is an amazing mixture of physical happenings, emotional ups and downs and spiritual and personal growth. It brings with it the realization that we are powerful and powerless at the same time; that we can be in control while surrendering; and that nothing else at that moment, hour, day or even days matters, only the intensity of the work we have to do to bring this precious life from us, to us. It is a true blessing and an honor to be present, and we feel privileged to be a part of the journey.