Agape Birth Services
RHODA BAUGHMAN, CPM
Certified Professional Midwife
Welcome to Agape Birth Services, LLC. Pregnancy and childbirth is a very exciting time for women, and yet it can be one of confusion and fear for others. Partnering with you and walking along side you as you prepare to have your baby is such an honor, and not one that I take lightly. I strongly believe in education, as you move through this process, so that you are fully aware of your choices and options and that you have the information you need to make an informed decision.
I started my path to midwifery in 1998 and upon finishing my NARM requirements, opened primary care practice in 2004. Through the years it has been such a joy to watch families grow, and bittersweet to have been with women from their first child to their last. My goal with every women is to build relationship and to know and understand by the end of her pregnancy what her fears, joys, concerns and vision is for her birth.
Congratulations! I look forward to talking with you!
KIND WORDS & REVIEWS
ERIC & LAUREN
AARON & ASHLEY
SCOTT & BETHANY
"Rhoda was such a blessing throughout my second pregnancy and birth. I had a wonderful experience birthing both in a hospital with my first and at home with my second, but one thing that really set my experience apart with Rhoda was the emotional support she offered. She is a wonderful listener and a gentle spirit, and she helped me to breathe truth and patience into a trying time at the end of my pregnancy. I always felt empowered and confident in her care; we are looking forward to coming back for round three!"
"Agape Birth Services has been a part of bringing home two of our children safely into this world at home. Rhoda has also walked along side of us during a miscarriage and went beyond her duty to make sure we were supported in healing both physically and emotionally. The amount of love support, encouragment, and grace Rhoda has offered our family cannot be matched. Her attentive and loving nature is exactly what we finally desired in midwifery care. You simply can not put a price on the lasting relationship we have formed during this season of our lives. Without a doubt, we will be honored to call Rhoda our midwife for any future children, if God sees us fit".
"One google search, two awesome midwifes, three great water births, all to yield 4 fantastic children, what more can a momma ask for! My husband and I met up with Rhoda at Agape Birth Services many years ago. Through her dedication, passion, and drive for women, mommas, and babies, she presented the facts about birth - hospital and home. As a couple we were able to come together and agree on having our children at home, this was an amazing and wonderful accomplishment!! We are truly blessed to know Rhoda and Agape Birth Services. She will forever have a special place in our hearts."
THIS EVENT IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE BIRTH OF A BABY, BUT THE START OF A FAMILY...
Agape Philosophy #1
Striving to empower women and their families, Rhoda knows that how a woman is treated and her experience during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum affect how she mothers and she views herself. Empowering birth experience can build confidence, determination, and a desire to nurture for mothers and fathers
WE VALUE EVIDENCE-BASED EDUCATION AND INFORMATIVE ENCOURAGEMENT ABOUT THE BIRTH PROCESS
Agape Philosophy #2
Rhoda values a family's personal goals and birth preferences and always works to honor them throughout the process. Utilizing and consulting with a Board Certified Obstetrician, discussing proper nutrition, supplementation, and exercise, she encourages each family to stay healthy, low risk, and well educated so that they make safe, satisfying, and evidence-based decisions regarding their prenatal care, birth, and postpartum
EACH AND EVERY BIRTH ATTENDED IS A GREAT HONOR TO WITNESS
Agape Philosophy #3
Agape brings forth 20+ years of experience and professional knowledge to support and supplement each individual family's preferences and goals so that they can achieve all that they desire for their birth. She feels that each and every birth she attends is a great honor to witness and she feels very blessed to be able to serve families in their miraculous event of birthing a new life