i have been practicing homebirth since 1978 in northeast kansas and northwest missouri. i have attended more than 1000 births. my main philosophy is that birth is natural and at the same time both everyday and sacred. i see it as my job to support the woman's vision of her birth and help guide her there for herself and her family. i use both homeopathy and herbs in my practice, but find that most of the time, nothing at all is needed except good nutrition, love and spport. i include first time mothers, VBAC and water birth in my practice.