Sasha Bariffe, LM, CPM
Prism Birth Services
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How do you envision your labor? Do you see yourself in sitting peacefully under twinkle lights with soft music? How about taking a walk, stopping to slow dance with your birth partner or doula, and eating and drinking as your body sends you cues to do so? What about birthing your baby into the hands of your partner to hear them tell you that baby has curls like theirs? All of this is possible with home birth. The birth of your baby is unforgettable and birthing at home makes it comfortable, safe, and empowering. Midwifery care and home birth through Prism Birth Services will nurture you throughout every phase of your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Are you ready to create and experience a beautiful birth story that you will remember for a lifetime?
When I was 17 years old I decided I wanted to be a caregiver, and specifically, a labor and delivery nurse. In high school I was able to become a certified nursing assistant through an elective course and I started on my path. After graduating high school, I continued my studies at Milwaukee Area Technical College in the Practical Nurses program and working as a Certified Nurses Assistant, working in nursing homes, hospice, home care, and hospitals. My interest for birth was piqued when I witnessed a birth in the emergency room. It was so exciting to realize that the birth was happening on its own terms (though the nurses and doctors would have loved to get that patient up to labor and delivery first!). The calling toward birthwork was further solidified in 2005 when I stood at the side of my sister through her labor and birth. After my own uncomplicated pregnancy and birth, I pursued education with ICEA to become a birth doula. Finally, I realized where I really need to be, and became a student midwife. I went on to become a Certified Perinatal Educator and Certified Breastfeeding Educator at Midwest Maternal Child Institute. Through a 5 year apprenticeship and coursework, I completed the North American Registry of Midwives requirements and have become a Licensed and Certified Professional Midwife. In addition, I have earned the NARM Midwifery Bridge Certificate through an additional 50 hours of continuing education credits while studying to complete my International Board Certified Lactation Exam to become an IBCLC.
Fee: Out-of-network provider for private insurance, WI Medicaid, and Community Share Plan.
Certifying Organization(s): North American Registry of Midwives, Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
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Other types of birthwork: Bellybinding, C-section Scar Tissue Remediation