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The Birth Team

Agape Midwife

Agape Midwife 

Rhoda began her journey in birth work in1998 attending births as a Certified Labor Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Lactation Educator. Rhoda then started her midwifery training in 1999 and became a CPM. Agape Birth Services LLC was opened in April of 2004. Rhoda has been serving the Fort Wayne and the surrounding area with twenty-four plus years of experience in the home birth setting.  Rhoda is married and has four children. She loves to spend time camping, traveling and hobby farming with her family. She loves a good cup of coffee, a warm fire, puzzles and the company of those she loves. 


Birth Assistant

Natalie and her husband, Tyler, have been married for 9 years. They have 3 children who were all birthed at home, with Agape. Music is very close to their heart as well as all of their homesteading adventures. Natalie attended several of her friends'  births in a supportive role and finally decided to jump into birth work in 2022 as a birth assistant with Agape. Mexican food is her love language and she was also voted "Life of the Party" by her senior year high school class. 


Birth Assistant

Laura Kiefer lives in Fort Wayne with her husband and 2 (soon to be 3) children. She has been a birth assistant for Agape since 2021, and a doula since 2020. She is passionate about supporting families during their births in every aspect. In addition to birth work, Laura enjoys reading, hiking, and treating herself to a really good cup of coffee.

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