MEXICO — Rosehips Midwifery, a home birth and well-woman care practice most recently out of Kingfield, has relocated its office to 767 River Road, Mexico.

It is available to provide home birth midwifery services, well-woman care, doula training, labor and postpartum support, childbirth education and other services to women in Oxford, Franklin and Androscoggin counties, and throughout Maine.

Heather Carmody began her midwifery education in 1993 and has been practicing as an independent midwife since 2000, having started while living in Iowa. She has practiced in Maine since 2011.

Her business partner, Rebecca Morton, has been practicing as a doula — a paid labor coach — since 2008 and began her apprenticeship to become a midwife in 2014.

While Rosehips Midwifery focuses on women throughout the childbearing years, Carmody and Morton have been working to develop Madre Sana (Healthy Mother). The focus of Madre Sana is education and resources to improve the health of mothers and babies. Madre Sana offers doula certification, childbirth educator certification and lactation consultant classes, locally and online.

Starting in April, Madre Sana will also offer local herbs for health workshops, childbirth education classes and a breastfeeding support group. Madre Sana is a nonprofit organization and will file for 501(c)3 status with the IRS.

For more information, call Carmody or Morton at 207-613-6001. The office is open for walk-ins, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday; all other times are by appointment.

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