Keeping Birth a Natural Experience

Welcome to Dayspring

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.

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.  phototeam.  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.

As of July 1, 2010, it became mandatory for all practicing midwives, in Idaho, to be licensed by the state of Idaho.  This came after a looooong few years of hard work to make out of hospital births even more safe for the families we serve.  Dayspring has a 15 year reputation of safe practice, ethical conduct, sound integrity, and personalized care. Midwives that work here are all licensed.

Midwifery Model of Care

A licensed midwife is a midwife who has met the standards for certification set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and further training required by the state of Idaho.  She is qualified to provide the Midwives Model of Care.  The NARM certification  process, as well as Idaho, waterbirth2recognize multiple routes of entry into midwifery and includes verification of knowledge and skills and the successful completion of both a Written Examination and Skills Assessment. As LMs, we uphold the highest standards in midwifery care.  LMs are trained to recognize, screen for and handle certain complications. If at any time during your care, complications arise, which are out of our scope of practice or may contraindicate a safe out-of-hospital birth, you will be referred/transferred to a physician.

We work closely with:

  1. ➡ Dr. Rick Thomas, Chiropractor - specializing in pregnancy chiropractics, using the Webster Technique
  2. ➡ Jennifer Bookamer, Bradley childbirth instructor

We also offer:

  1. ➡ Home birth and birthing center births
  2. ➡ Waterbirth
  3. ➡ VBAC’s (with only 1 prior c-section)
  4. ➡ Medical ultrasounds with Inside Image, done in house
  5. Pregnancy massage & massage for women in all stages of life, done in house
  6. ➡ Doula Services

Our Birth Philosophy

It is our belief that the childbearing cycle is, for the majority of women, a healthy normal function, best completed with minimal interventions and maximum education and  support.

image-10We believe that an optimum birth experience is best achieved when a midwife and client  work closely together and share the responsibility for a successful outcome.  Informed consent is used for making decisions regarding care.  Clients are given information and resources to research all procedures and tests which enables them to look at traditional vs alternative care.  Clients then can be well informed about their healthcare needs and take charge of decisions made concerning them and/or their newborn.

Baldwin (572 of 474)Each family is unique and will be treated as individuals, with respect and flexibility.  Every mother will be given the well deserved opportunity to labor and deliver in the manner and position in which she chooses. Every baby will be provided the best possible, gentle transition from the womb into the loving arms of mom.

DMS Statistics 2009-2013


Reasons To Consider Dayspring

  1. ➡ 26 years of midwifery experience
  2. ➡ 18 years of local reputation
  3. ➡ Access to essential tools ie, ultrasound on a daily basis
  4. ➡ Birth center
  5. ➡ Extensive, all inclusive package pricing
  6. ➡ Integrity
  7. ➡ Competent & compassionate staffing
  8. ➡ All services (except Bradley classes and Chiropractor) under one roof
  9. ➡ Great birth statistics, available for viewing