Meet Our Team

Jenn Brakeman, LM, CPM

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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Brenda Schnider

Hi my name is Brenda. I am the receptionist at Dayspring. I am a long time friend of Inga’s and it is so fun to finally be here and working with all you lovely ladies.

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Why Choose Dayspring?

  • 26 years of midwifery experience
  • 18 years of local reputation
  • Extensive, all inclusive package pricing
  • Access to essential tools and ultrasound on a daily basis
  • Birth center
  • Integrity
  • Competent & compassionate staffing
  • All services (except Bradley classes and Chiropractor) under one roof
  • Great birth statistics, available for viewing

Look Who’s Arrived!

Welcome baby Caleb Maxwell. Such a sweet appearance for baby #2… as it should be, nearly 1/2 the time… lovely waterbirth… 8lbs 0oz. A bit bigger than his brother… but every bit as amazing :)

47 likes, 3 commentsSaturday, October 22, 2016

Then just a couple hours later is our wonderful Laszlo Cayman 10 lbs 2 oz for a first time mom!!! She made birth look like a walk in the park. So amazing!!! Love birth, love Dayspring, love our team, with Jennifer Bookamer,… and our backup team… Kim Palmer … thank you, my friend!!!!

46 likes, 5 commentsFriday, October 14, 2016

And… Noah’s Ark midwifery is afloat :). Baby #1 made his nicely quick appearance, so accommodately at nearly 7:30am. Roran Macleod was born as a wonderful water birth at the birthcenter. He weighs 8-14 and joins 2 sisters. 1st out of hospital birth.

46 likes, 2 commentsFriday, October 14, 2016

Before breaking light yesterday morning I was jolted back into reality of the birth world. I feel like we have been on vacation and had to quickly put my midwife hat back on as sweet little Elaina Lynn made a quick appearance at 9:36am. All 6 lbs 3 oz of her let us know she was trying to show up her big brother, in every way. I love second births!!!

42 likes, 3 commentsThursday, October 13, 2016

Such an awesome midwifery conference put on by Mercy in Action. I love my sister midwives and the opportunity to have my midwife think/love tank filled.

25 likes, 1 commentsSaturday, October 1, 2016

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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