Spotlighting Our Mama Sherpas

The Mama Sherpas began filming in summer, 2012 and have just wrapped principle photography. We are in the initial stages of editing now. Below are a few of our awesome mamas featured in the film.

Midwifery patient Mariah is attempting her second vaginal birth after cesarean for her third child. Using the same midwife as Producer/Director Brigid Maher, will Mariah have the same superior outcome Maher experience when delivering daughter Josephine?

Mariah

Pregnant with Third Child

Kayt, who is pregnant with her first child, is a patient at Physicians and Midwives. She endeavors to have a safe birth with limited interventions. At full-term and unmedicated, she delivers daughter Harper while her husband and family cheer.

Kayt

Mother of Harper

After almost 10 years together, Jackie and her husband, who are both hearing impaired, finally conceive a child. During Jackie’s labor, the baby’s heart rate descends. In her disoriented state, she relies on her interpreter and midwife to safely deliver her baby.

Jackie

Pregnant with First Child

Dahabo, a Somali immigrant, recently transitioned from a refugee camp in Ethiopia to Springfield, Massachusetts. Now pregnant with her fourth child, she receives the harsh news that she has placenta previa, a potentially dangerous condition, that will require a cesarean section.

Dahabo

Mother of The Lucky One

Ashley, her husband, and their doctor must determine the safest birthing option for this breech birth mama. Will she be able to have a vaginal delivery?

Ashley

Pregnant with First Child

Emily is a patient at Physician and Midwife and we began following Emily in December. She studied hypnobirthing with a midwife and had an unmedicated birth with her first son, Henry, who is almost 2. She plans to use hypnobirthing again to manage her pain during her labor with her second child.

Emily

Mother of Henry

 

The Mama Sherpas Caregivers

These physicians and midwives are affiliated with the hospitals featured in the film: Baystate, Physicians and Midwives, and Sutter Davis.

http://baystatehealth.com/Baystate/Main+Nav/Clinical+Services/Departments/Obstetrics++Gynecology/Midwifery++Community+Health/Meet+Our+Midwives

Susan DeJoy

CNM, PhD, FACNM

http://baystatehealth.com/Baystate/Main+Nav/Clinical+Services/Departments/Obstetrics++Gynecology/Midwifery++Community+Health/Meet+Our+Midwives

Tara Starling

CNM, MSN

http://baystatehealth.com/Baystate/Main+Nav/Clinical+Services/Departments/Obstetrics++Gynecology/Midwifery++Community+Health/Meet+Our+Midwives

Theresa Marie Couley-Kouadio

CNM, MSN

http://baystatehealth.com/Baystate/Main+Nav/Clinical+Services/Departments/Obstetrics++Gynecology/Midwifery++Community+Health/Meet+Our+Midwives

Barbara W. Graves

CNM, MN, MPH, FACNM

http://baystatehealth.com/Baystate/Main+Nav/Clinical+Services/Departments/Obstetrics++Gynecology/Midwifery++Community+Health/Meet+Our+Midwives

Tonja M. Santos

CNM, MSN

http://www.physiciansandmidwives.com/providers/physicians/

David Giammittorio

MD

http://www.physiciansandmidwives.com/providers/certified-midwifes/

Danielle Smith

CNM

http://www.physiciansandmidwives.com/providers/certified-midwifes/

Gina Haldeman

CNM

http://www.suttermedicalfoundation.org/dr-annette-e-fineberg.html?utm_medium=local&utm_source=google_plus-local&utm_campaign=local-Davis-SMGD148

Annette E. Fineberg

MD

http://communicaremidwives.com/communicare-health-center-midwives/

Barb Boehler

CNM

http://communicaremidwives.com/communicare-health-center-midwives/

Nicole Adelman

CNM

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