We’re so happy to have you here with us as we celebrate this day. Decades of passionate, poignant work have brought these women together – and now The LightHouse Birth Collective is bringing them to you.
The LightHouse is a one-of-a-kind Collective whose Grand Opening marks an historic moment in Delaware Maternity Care. After many decades of CPMs being unable to practice, the hard-earned legislative efforts of our community paid off in 2015, and Delaware families now have the option of being served throughout their Childbearing Year by State Licensed, Nationally Certified Home Birth Midwives – and I’m proud to say you’ll find every single one of them here. All of their philosophies and practices are a little bit different, of course, but they’ve fought side-by-side to be here, and to be serving us today.
Welcome, Midwives. We’ve been waiting for you.
We aren’t only Midwives, though! The LightHouse Collective also boasts four full-spectrum Doulas, serving women in whatever setting they choose to welcome their babies. Home? Our doulas do that. Birth Center or Hospital? No problem! They’re experienced there, too. Multiples? VBAC? Planned Cesarean? LGBTQ? It’s our joy to take care of birthing mothers, and every kind of family. Whether it’s your first baby or fifteenth, whether your pregnancy is a dream come true or if it takes you on a challenging or unexpected journey, our Doulas support and serve wherever they’re called. They’re wonderful, wise women, and I’m proud to say that you’ll find them at The LightHouse.
Part of what makes our Collective special is that not all of our Members are known for holding babies – one of them holds a camera, and it seems like every time she does, she gets her labor and birth photography published by the Huffington Post. No big deal. (Just kidding. It’s a huge deal!) Give her a call – a shot from your session might just be the next award-winner.
And so, the LightHouse is here to serve you, and to connect you. Come on in. Get comfortable. Snuggle up to our new site! Spend some time getting to know all of our Members, and when you’re ready, contact them directly about their practices, setting up an interview, or scheduling an appointment. If you have any questions, whether it’s about our birth professionals or about becoming a Member yourself, don’t hesitate to reach out.
We’re making history together! Welcome to the LightHouse.
Owner & Director, The LightHouse