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Midwifery at Northern Sun

Birth is not only about making babies…Birth is also about making strong, confident mothers who know themselves and know their inner strength.

Families are increasingly choosing to have their babies in the safety and privacy of their own home, or in a home-like setting such as the Birth Center. At Northern Sun, we offer a unique blend of midwifery services and naturopathic medical care for the whole family that can continue after the birth, much like an old-time general family practice.

As midwives, Sarah and Carrie help guide parents in southern and midcoast Maine through pregnancy and birth, informing them about the myriad of options for care.  They believe in women's bodies and their ability to create and nurture life. With good prenatal care, education and emotional support, birth centers and home birth provide a safe alternative to birthing in a hospital.

As naturopathic doctors, Carrie and Sarah offer support for parents including discussion of childhood development, breastfeeding, weaning, nutrition, naturopathic home remedies, vaccinations, sleep habits and more in this journey to raise happy, healthy children.

For more information:

- View a complete listing of our Birth Services

- Read testimonials from Northern Sun mothers

- Read about birth experiences with Northern Sun

- Check out our Birth Photos

Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)

Doctors Sarah Ackerly and Carrie Werner are Certified Professional Midwives.

Certified Professional Midwives are well trained specialists of normal birth outside the hospital setting. The CPM credential is a competency-based credential and all CPMs must meet minimum standards of knowledge and clinical skills as defined by the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) and the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). Certified Professional Midwives must pass standardized tests, be certified in neonatal resuscitation and CPR, and obtain continuing medical education.