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Meet Our Team

Jenn Brakeman, LM, CPM

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, LM, CPM

Founder, Head 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?

  • 29 years of midwifery experience

  • 20 years of local reputation

  • Extensive, all inclusive package pricing
  • WELL WOMAN CARE COMING SOON!

  • Access to essential tools and ultrasound on a daily basis

  • Birth center, Waterbirth

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

  • Great birth statistics, available for viewing

Look Who’s Arrived!

  • Lucy Joy decided to join us on a busy clinic day. On Tuesday afternoon she made her grand appearance at the birthcenter. A double waterbirth as she was also born in the “caul,” waterbag intact. This little girl is not so little, 10lbs 8oz and 22” long. She joins 6 siblings, she is the 4th born here with us. ❤️❤️❤️
  • Meet Miss Indiana Rhodes. Though she didn’t get to be born on a boat she had a beautiful quick waterbirth at home. Her mama even caught her. Indiana arrived early Friday morning at 1:42 weighing 7 lbs 2 oz. cute as a button. Her oldest sister got to cut her cord.
  • Now that everyone already knows... yes, David Jude made a wonderful water birth appearance at 10:15 this beautiful Sunday morning. This 8 lb 6 oz boy is just a hunk of cuteness. We are so happy to have this family in our care. We won’t forget you 😜😜😜
  • We like to go the distance with our clients, this adventure to us on a Lake cruise, birth kit in tow, just Incase baby decided to come during mom and dad’s final band gig, on her due date. Well sadly enough we didn’t get to experience a on the water birth, but had a great time listening to the Powers band on a beautiful sunset cruise on Lake CDA. Dan Powers
  • Dakota has quite the story! She teased her mama and daddy for a day and a half about whether she was ready to come see them or not. Finally we called her chiropractor who graciously made a house call and little Miss was here less than three hours later! That’s a pretty remarkable active labor for a first baby.... good job mama!!! She weighs 8lbs 9oz is 22” tall and she made her arrival at 12:23pm Thursday. A special thanks to Dr. Ryan Sousley at Summit Family Chiropractic!
  • Paige Emery was born a week ago on Friday morning at 2:45am. Her birth was one of those magical births that you could just sit back and watch because her parents knew exactly what they needed to do. As soon as they arrived mama asked daddy to fill the tub and only minutes after she got in she reached down and guided Miss Paige out with the help of daddy’s hands to bring her up. She weighed 8lbs 12oz and is 21.5” tall. Her big brother was born at DMS also.
  • On Friday the 20th we had another amazing water birth. Miss Vaida Jolie made her mama wait a while before making her grand entrance! She joins her 4 older brothers and sisters. Vaida weighs 8lbs 11oz and is 20 3/4 in long.
  • Last night we had the privilege of attending a labor of love and the gift of life. At 7:25pm the room was filled with emotion as baby Hank William made his long awaited appearance. Weighing 9lbs 9oz he was no small package.
  • Will you look at this handsome man. David was born here at Dayspring, yesterday at 2:01pm. He weighs 7lbs 8oz. First babies are just a lot of work and this mama was amazing. Congrats you two!
  • Babies babies babies!!! Here’s a little update on our group postpartums. Wednesday’s have become my favorite day of the week. Check out the hair on this lil one.
  • Welcome miss Adelyn Elise. She’s so tiny and sweet. it was a joy to wake very early yesterday morning to help welcome her into the world. It was 4:19am when she emerged from the water. Pink pink pink.... came up squawking. This little thing only weighed 6lbs 4 oz. she joins 2 siblings who were also born at Dayspring.
  • Then this little lady came Sunday at 2:08 in the afternoon. She needed a little convincing that it was not so bad on the outside. She weighs 10-4 and is a whopping 23 1/4” tall. When I went to visit her at home her 5 older siblings had lined their house with banners saying “welcome Laney Louise, we love you!!”

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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