Meet the Midwife

judyJudith Hagan, RN, CNM

“I received a BS in Nursing in 1982 and a certificate in Nurse-Midwifery from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in 1994. I have been serving women since 1986. I started as a nurse in labor and delivery at two New Jersey hospitals and then at a free standing birthing center for five years. I have been a nurse midwife since 1994 and started a home birth practice in 1997. I am certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM). I have an extensive knowledge of herbs and homeopathy.

I have four beautiful children, the first with a doctor (resulting in an unnecessary cesarean) and the rest of my children with midwives. It was having a VBAC with my second baby 13 months after my cesarean that inspired me the most to become a midwife and help other women. I have found becoming a mother and raising children to be the most profound, challenging and rewarding experience of my life. I believe that the babies that come into this world must be treated with love and respect, and that starts with conscious conception and birth.”

meet_midwives_kacey2 Kacey DiVine, RN, CPM

Kacey has been involved in birth work since 2004 when she had her first homebirth with Judy. She began as a childbirth educator and doula and became a licensed midwife in 2011. She has a BA from Rutgers University, completed her midwifery education through National College of Midwifery and is a Registered Nurse. Kacey is a wife and the mother of three children, two of whom were born at home. She believes that pregnancy and birth are not disease states but normal life events that should be honored and cherished. The midwifery model of care allows her to provide the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support.

 

Gabrielle Carpenter, EMT, Midwifery Student

Gabrielle is a student midwife with Baby Catcher Midwifery. She believes that women deserve the necessary time to prepare physically, mentally and emotionally for this amazing birth experience. She was first introduced to birth work when her older sister had used Midwifery care with her two children. Gabrielle graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with Bachelor Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Women’s Studies. She is currently attending Birthwise Midwifery School while also working towards her Doula Certification through Dona International. She also holds a current EMT- B certification through New Jersey EMS. Gabrielle feels that this was the path that she was called to follow. She desires to educate, support and coach women through this beautiful and powerful life experience.