Name: Klarisa Kelley
I have six beautiful babies. My first three were medicated, hospital births, and after some complications with the epidural the third time, I decided I wanted to have baby number four at home with a midwife. I had planned on having my last two at home, but they decided to join us a little early, so I had two natural hospital births, as well. I started out as a WIC breast feeding peer councilor in 2008 after my third baby was born and became a doula in 2010. When my fifth baby was born, I was able to see what the NICU was like and when I went back to school, my original plan was to become a NICU nurse, but I kept coming back to natural child birth whenever I really thought about “what I want to be when I grow up.” I am currently a student midwife with Birthrite Midwifery and loving it.