Kara Neff LM
After the birth of my daughter in 1981, I apprenticed with a lay midwife in Washington State and began my journey as a midwife. In 1984, I was accepted to the Seattle Midwifery School and completed the program designed to meet Washington State licensing requirements. I had a home birth practice in Southwest Washington for a number of years and also worked in the local hospital in the capacity of a labor and delivery nurse during that time. Birth is my passion! I love being apart of it wherever and however I can be and have been practicing off on on for the better part of the last 40 years. I believe in the sacredness of birth. Each birth is a unique event. It is my job to bring my experience, my passion and my training to work with each family to achieve the best and safest possible outcome for their care.
I am devoted to serving families of all backgrounds and to make midwifery care available to all people. I believe that each person is capable of making the decisions that are best for them and their families. In choosing homebirth you have both a higher level of responsibility and a greater degree of control in your care. Throughout your care I am to fully committed to informing you of your options, discussing the pros and cons of each option and making an individualized care plan with you. I view the childbearing period as a healthy time that provides an opportunity to grow personally and as a family.
I offer you preventative and individualized care, autonomy, control, privacy and my focused attention. Repeated studies have shown that for clients with LOW RISK pregnancies, homebirth is safer than most hospital deliveries.