Meet Our Team

Jenn Brakeman, CPM, LM

Licensed Midwife

My name is Jenn Brakeman. I became inspired to learn about natural childbirth early in 2007 after watching the difficult journey my sister-in-law had with the birth of her first baby. At the time I didn’t know that midwifery care existed but my passion was ignited and I began reading everything I could get my hands on.

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Inga Arts, CPM, LM

Owner, Licensed Midwife

Hi, my name is Inga Arts, LM, CPM. I am a Licensed Midwife, as well as a Certified Professional Midwife, CPM and founder of Dayspring Midwifery, est. 1997. It takes a lot of key people to really be able to give the kind of quality care and support we offer. It is our pleasure to service the families in our community in this way. Our goal is to care for healthy, low risk women through an essentially normal pregnancy and delivery.

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Amie Storm, CPM, LM

Licensed Midwife

Hi, I’m Amie Storm and I absolutely love what I get to do! My journey started when I was 18 years old and was invited to attend a home birth. Three years later I was married to my very supportive husband, and we had our son at home with a midwife. Soon to follow was our second son, and then a daughter who were also born at home. In 2008 I began an apprenticeship with a midwife and continued for over 3 years, learning all that I could about midwifery. I fell in love with it and knew that attending births was what I wanted to do. I continued as a birth doula and birth assistant for the next 5 years, taking a small break to focus on homeschooling our young children.

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Why Choose Dayspring?

  • 30 years of midwifery experience

  • 22 years of local reputation

  • Extensive, all inclusive package pricing
  • Access to essential tools and ultrasound on a daily basis

  • Birth center, Home Birth, Waterbirth

  • Integrity
  • Competent & compassionate staffing
  • All services (except Bradley classes, Chiropractor, and Ultrasound) under one roof

  • Great birth statistics, available for viewing

Look Who’s Arrived!

  • This was our storm starter. Daniel Thomas, I couldn’t add his pic to a saved draft. 🤨
  • The power and strength of a laboring mama never ceases to amaze me! I’d like you to meet Ava May who was born at 2:02 am our second baby of the morning. She is 7lbs 3 oz and 19 3/4 in long. Babies have a way of teaching us to be flexible that’s for sure! First time parents are so proud and are doing great.
  • Well our Monday morning was a busy one, we had 3 babies born in about 6 hours! When Jubilee Summer Grace decided to come, she did it in a hurry! She had 2 of her 5 siblings in attendance and her mama had a lovely water birth at home. Jubilee arrived at 1:35am and she weighs 6lbs 12oz and is 19 1/2in long. She is such a little sweetie!
  • Then the third baby of the night was Miss Ivy Eleanora. She was born in her parents livingroom shortly after dawn weighing 10-4. She joins three older siblings and has already made her mark on the world, well at least on her birth team and her parents ☺️
  • And tonight... another strong determined mama gave birth, at DaySpring, Skyler Mycal at 9:28pm. This was baby number two, but had at least 2 lbs on his big sister. This lil bruiser is 8-10 and 22” long. I’m really glad he decided to come a few days early, pretty sure mom is too.
  • Francesca Anne... such a cutie, made her mama a strong warrior woman. First babies have a way of doing that. This little 7lb 3oz girl was born early Monday morning 4:20. Didn’t happen exactly the way mama had planned... but the end result is still a beautiful healthy baby. Welcome sweet one!
  • DaySpring continues to grow and we often get requests to do home births in Spokane. It's so hard to say no, but due to our licensure, we have had to. Now we are trying to determine if we should take the next step and expand. Please help us make this decision. FB won't let me promote the pole I did. So, if this WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE for you, please give thumbs up.
  • First time parents have welcomed their sweet baby boy into their lives early Friday morning. His mama worked hard throughout the night and she did fantastic! Aiden Daniel was born at 7:50am and weighed 8 lbs 1oz and was 20 3/4 in long. Another lovely water birth😁

Keeping Birth a Natural Experience

Exploring all your options for birth? You have come to the right place.  Dayspring has many services available to you.  As you consider an out-of-hospital birth, you are taking on a greater responsibility for your own health and that of your unborn. We believe that being well informed of your options and the care you receive will help you have the best birthing experience.

We are excited that you are considering midwifery.  Our goal at Dayspring is to provide you with the best care, the least amount of technical intervention, and continual education to assist you throughout your childbearing years.

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