Janae Sherman - St. George Midwife

As a midwife, Janae Sherman offers home birth services in Southern Utah including St. George Utah, Washington Utah,

Hurricane Ut., Santa Clara Utah, Ivins Utah, Veyo Utah, Leeds Utah, Apple Valley Utah, Cedar City Utah, Enterprise Utah and Mesquite Nevada.

H: 435.627.1625   C: 435.669.5358
email - info@trusthomebirth.com


Homebirth - What You Need To Know...
A natural home birth by an assisting midwife is safe. Many mothers use Midwives in St George, across America, and throughout the world for the homebirth delivery their children. Women are most likely to labor best in a place where they feel free, safe, and private, with attendants whom they know and trust.

Research available stats and studies. Educate yourself. You might be surprised to find that, on average, a midwife assisted natural birth may result in less chance of complication, fewer interventions, and a healthier birth for you and your baby.

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Janae Sherman

Janae Sherman

St George Utah Midwife and Homebirth Specialist

Congratulations on Your Pregnancy!

Pregnancy and childbirth involve every part of you. I respect your choice, your hopes, and your fears regarding home birth. I'm dedicated to helping you discover your inner strength to help you do what you are designed to do.

I would love to meet with you and talk about your home birth options. My goal is to make the delivery of your child one of your most cherishable moments.

I have been providing home birth services as a
Midwife in St George Utah and the surrounding Southern Utah area for over 13 years and have helped moms like you deliver just under 300 perfect babies.

St George Utah Midwife Services (Southern Utah)

From advice on diet and nutrition to the delivery of your child, you deserve an experience worth cherishing. As a home birth specialist, I offer the friendship and the Midwife services to make deliver just that.

St George Utah midwife services include the following:
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News and Links

Feature Article: Is birthing naturally right for you?
10 Homebirth Facts
New Studies Confirm Safety of Home Birth With Midwives in the U.S.
Education on midwives and midwifery.
Yale-trained physician and a family doctor with a specialty in obstetrics tells her story.
As our understanding of anatomy, modern medicine, the mechanics of childbirth, and technology have significantly increased, more women have been willing to consider the option of having a home birth.

Why have a Midwife delivered home birth in St George Utah?

"A home birth by an experienced St George Utah midwife gives me the freedom to labor and birth as my body chooses!"

"A midwife assisted home birth in St. George Utah allows me to birth in a place that won't have any unnecessary interferences."

"A homebirth by a local midwife ensures I'm surrounded by those who love me and trust my decision."

"Home birth is safe and guided by those who trust birth."

Featured article for expecting mothers looking for a midwife in Southern Utah

New Studies Confirm Safety of Home Birth With Midwives in the U.S.

by Geradine Simkins, CNM, MSN

In today's peer-reviewed Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (JMWH), a landmark study** confirms that among low-risk women, planned home births result in low rates of interventions without an increase in adverse outcomes for mothers and babies.

This study, which examines nearly 17,000 courses of midwife-led care, is the largest analysis of planned home birth in the U.S. ever published.

The results of this study, and those of its companion article about the development of the MANA Stats registry, confirm the safety and overwhelmingly positive health benefits for low-risk mothers and babies who choose to birth at home with a midwife. At every step of the way, midwives are providing excellent care. This study enables families, providers and policymakers to have a transparent look at the risks and benefits of planned home birth as well as the health benefits of normal physiologic birth.

Of particular note is a cesarean rate of 5.2%, a remarkably low rate when compared to the U.S. national average of 31% for full-term pregnancies. When we consider the well-known health consequences of a cesarean -- not to mention the exponentially higher costs -- this study brings a fresh reminder of the benefits of midwife-led care outside of our overburdened hospital system.

Midwife Assisted Homebirth

Home birth mothers had much lower rates of interventions in labor. While some interventions are necessary for the safety and health of the mother or baby, many are overused, are lacking scientific evidence of benefit, and even carry their own risks. Cautious and judicious use of intervention results in healthier outcomes and easier recovery, and this is an area in which midwives excel. Women who planned a home birth had fewer episiotomies, pitocin for labor augmentation, and epidurals.

Most importantly, their babies were born healthy and safe. Ninety-seven percent of babies were carried to full-term, they weighed an average of eight pounds at birth, and nearly 98% were being breastfed at the six-week postpartum visit with their midwife. Only 1% of babies required transfer to the hospital after birth, most for non-urgent conditions. Babies born to low-risk mothers had no higher risk of death in labor or the first few weeks of life than those in comparable studies of similarly low-risk pregnancies.

Importantly, this study also sheds light on factors that may increase risk. These findings are consistent with other research on pregnancy complications, but the numbers of these pregnancies were low in the MANA Stats dataset, making it impossible to make clear recommendations. This article from Citizens for Midwifery contains important information to share with families who are contemplating their birth options and weighing their individual risks and benefits.

The data surrounding Homebirth

This study is critically important at a time when many deeply-flawed and misleading studies about home birth have been receiving media attention. Previous studies have relied on birth certificate data, which only capture the final place of birth (regardless of where a woman intended to give birth). The MANA Stats dataset is based on the gold standard -- the medical record. As a result, this study provides a much-needed look at the outcomes of women who intended to give birth at home (regardless of whether they ultimately transferred to hospital care). The MANA Stats data reflects not only the outcomes of mothers and babies who birthed at home, but also includes those who transferred to the hospital during a planned home birth, resolving a common concern about home birth data.

This study adds to the large and growing body of research that has found that planned home birth with a midwife is not only safe for babies and mothers with low-risk pregnancies, but results in health and cost benefits that reach far beyond one pregnancy. We invite you to share this news in your communities, and join the conversation on our Facebook page, Twitter, and Pinterest.

We are grateful to the ongoing support of the Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery, which has been a major funder of the MANA Statistics Project.