For the vast majority of women, pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding are normal, natural functions of being female. While these are seemingly physical events, the effects of the mind, spirit and emotions of the woman, as well as those closest to her and at the birth, cannot be underestimated. Home is the perfect birth location for those wanting a natural, intimate birth experience, surrounded by those they love.
I also offer placenta encapsulation services and herbal medicine. Please visit the services page for more details.
My name is Erin Walker and I am an apprentice midwife in the Lehigh Valley. I'm from Bethlehem, and living in Nazareth now. I have a bachelor's degree in biology & political science from Moravian College and I've been studying midwifery since the spring of 2012. I had my first home birth in August 2012 and it was an amazing experience that has helped confirm my calling in midwifery. I'm also on the governing council of the Midwives Alliance of PA (www.pamidwivesalliance.org) and the northeast representative, so if you're interested in midwifery, please contact me. I've been training under four area midwives with over 60 total years experience. If you are looking for a homebirth, please visit My Birth by Design to get information & contact my preceptor, Jennifer Timbs. We love to help families have beautiful home births!
"Thank you so much for helping me bring the best part of my life into this world. You are going to make a wonderful midwife!"
"I'm so pleased to have you as our doula! We are very excited for the big day and looking forward to you being a part of it all."
"Thank you so much, you were such a help during my birth. I couldn't have done it without you!"
"I feel so much better having your support, thank you again"
"We couldn't have done it without you, thank you Erin!"
"...you're going to be an excellent midwife, your help and support was exactly what we needed for our birth."
"I couldn't have done this without you, Erin, thank you so much for being here!"
"Thank you so much for all you've done and for being there for me, Erin. We loved having you be a part of our homebirth."
"thank you both so much for being yourselves and doing the wonderful work that you do! we have had such a beautiful experience because of you both :) blessings to you both on your continuing journeys of empowerment and service to women."
Do you want to have a natural birth experience? Have you had a hospital experience that you did not enjoy? Would you like your birth to be an intimate, personal experience in your home, shared only with a few people? Would you like to be able to move around freely, eat and drink as you wish? Would you like to avoid medical interventions?