A very warm welcome to the LightHouse Birth Collective! We're here to illuminate your path.
The only Collective of Birth Professionals of its kind, The LightHouse serves as the ultimate connection between expectant families and Maternity Care professionals throughout the childbearing year.
For mothers-to-be seeking a home birth, you'll be able to connect with *each and every licensed Certified Professional Midwife* who serves Delaware families - wise women with more than a combined 200 years of experience.
For women and their families looking to hire a Birth or Postpartum Doula in preparation for a delivery in any setting (hospital, birth center, or home), you'll find certified, experienced, and warm Doulas here at the LightHouse, too.
It's too good to be true, right!? No way! It gets even better. Childbirth Education is a critical tool for an empowered birth experience - and thankfully, several of our Midwives and Doulas offer Childbirth Education packages as well, personalized for their clients and adaptable to every family and setting. Our certified care providers have an enormous amount of experience and wisdom, and the LightHouse is very proud of the education our Birth Collective Members offer.
It's no secret that the childbearing year is one of unprecedented beauty - and at the LightHouse you'll find an experienced, internationally published photographer who specializes in Birth, Maternity, Newborn, and Family sessions. It's so nice to be able to put our own cameras down and be present in the birthing moments while the professional snaps away - and you'll find her here!
The LightHouse has so much to offer the mothers and families of Delaware, no matter where or with whom you're planning on giving birth. You'll find Professionals in the Collective with unparalleled experience, and with an enormous breadth of services that will warmly light the path of your childbearing year - no matter where it leads.
Welcome Home! There's a place here just for you.
Owner & Director
The LightHouse Birth Collective
As Director of the LightHouse Birth Collective, Sarah Culver continues her advocacy for women's health by connecting Delaware families to Respecful Maternity Care. For the past six years, Sarah has strived to make home birth attended by a Certified Professional Midwife a legal option for Delaware families, and worked alongside several LightHouse Members to see home birth legislation in Delaware become a reality in 2015.
Sarah currently serves as a Professor of the Humanities Faculty at Wilmington University, and as the Professional Assistant to Midwife Ina May Gaskin. Mrs. Culver and her husband raise their four children on a farm in Kent County, DE, and are a home-birthing, home-schooling, read-together family. Sarah is also a Student Midwife at the National College of Midwifery, and is an experienced Perinatal Doula and Childbirth Educator.