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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!

  • The week got away from me and I forgot to announce the arrival of this sweet girl! Her name is Piper Brooke and she was born last Monday at 6:22am in the water at Dayspring just like her two older brothers were. She weighs 8lbs 10oz is joining such a special family. Thanks for the honor of letting us help your little ones into this world!!
  • Another fun group postpartum day. They came in waves... the first wave was 5 babies, all boys. The second wave all girls. I just had to share a few more pics.
  • What better way to celebrate International Day of Midwife than to catch a baby. And to do it for a long time friend, made it even better. At nearly 4:00 am on May 5th, Lincoln Myles was born in his parents home, weighing 7-1 and 19 1/2”. He was nearly a pound lighter than his brother born 2 years earlier. Daddy got to catch this one with a little help to unwind his cord. Lincoln’s Grammy asked me earlier in the night if I ever get nervous delivering my own grand babies. I admitted to her, later, that it may be a bit more nerve wracking to deliver my friends. 😉 But the joy is so worth it. Congrats mommy and daddy on a job well done!!!
  • Then the 2nd babies can be so sneaky! This little princess surprised her parents by coming earlier then expected and quick once mama’s body agreed it was time for her to be born. Sometimes having your water break before labor can be the perfect heads up you need and sometimes it can be the first big dose of patience your little one brings you! This mama and daddy handled it all with so much grace. Bailey was born at 2:23am this morning in the water. She weighs 6-11 and 20” tall and is waiting for her parents to agree on her middle name.
  • First babies are the best!! Although they tend to be the most work for the mama, the daddy and the whole birth team, it is so joyous not only watching a baby be born but watching a family be born. Lincoln Michael was born Wednesday morning at 6:10am weighing 8-1 and 21 3/4” tall. His mama truly is a warrior birther!!
  • Dayspring is having so much fun with our latest adventure. A few weeks ago we began having group Postpartum visits. With mom and dads looking on, while visiting with each other we get to spend more time with our babies. I think everyone will agree that it has been a great relaxed way of giving care and creating community. Wednesday have become my favorite day. Why has it taken me so long to do this?
  • This mama came in Thursday for her prenatal appointment and said she wanted to have her baby on Sunday because it is a full moon which would be so fitting to welcome her daughter named Ariya Luna. Sure enough, she had a beautiful water birth at 3:25am Sunday morning with the full moon shining bright outside. She is a first baby and it has been so fun watching this couple become parents! Ariya weighs 8-7 and is 21 3/4” tall.
  • Shiloh Bree made her timely appearance right between two prenatal appointments Thursday at 2:59pm. She weighs 7-14 and is 22” tall. Her mama, daddy and big sister have been such a delight to have in care!!
  • Decided I needed to get a picture of him in his Dayspring shirt before he doesn’t fit in it.(like tomorrow hahaha) ❤️
  • Yesterday I had the privilege of delivering baby #4 for a dear family. We mused how we both have given birth on April 17th. Her little man came at 7:40pm and weighed 9lbs 5oz. The birth was a family affair and absolutely beautiful. He will remain nameless for a day or two till they decide on a fitting name. He is a peaceful little thing. Congrats!
  • This has most definitely been a big baby week... not just in number... but size. Baby Lucas Eugene joined us yesterday at 1:37PM. Weighing 9-11 & 22” long. His grand appearance was reminiscent of his big brother just 18 months ago. Earlier today mom sent me side by side pics of the two of them, crazy how much they look alike. These are some cute boys. Congrats mom and dad... you guys did awesome.

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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