I am Inga Arts, LM, CPM. I have been married to a very supportive husband for 30 years. He has helped see my dream of a birthing center become a reality. We have four wonderful children, all who have been born at home with midwives. I had the joy of delivering all 6 of my granddaughters! I have been involved with birth since 1988 and have been caring for my own clients since 1997 when I started Dayspring.
In 2004 we were blessed with an old farm home which we transformed into a beautiful birth center. Since then God has put together a great team of women who love to serve and care for women, just as I do. I couldn’t do all that I do without them!
My life is filled with being a midwife, spending precious time with my children (who are all grown), being Grammy and enjoying life on our little piece of heaven on the prairie. I do keep many balls in the air at one time, but God sustains me and for that I am blessed.
Jenn Brakeman, CPM, LMLicensed 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.
I enrolled in Midwives College of Utah in January 2008 and joined the Dayspring team that September. I continued serving the families in this area until my husband and I felt God calling us to Southeast Asia in 2010 to work with the internally displaced people in Burma. During the three years there I was privileged to assist medics in learning how to care for pregnant women and to help start a school and clinic in a very remote area. I returned to N. Idaho in 2013 and am honored to be with the Dayspring team once again. With the love and support of my wonderful husband, I passed my NARM exam and became licensed in Idaho in 2014.
Amie Storm, CPM, LMLicensed 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. In 2016, I decided to finish what I began years before, to become a midwife. In October of 2016, we moved to Idaho from Pennsylvania and I joined Dayspring as a student midwife. I finished my apprenticeship under Inga and Jenn, and have been so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful team! Early in 2018 I obtained my CPM and Idaho license, and I will continue on with Dayspring as their third midwife.
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. I recently had the privilege of watching my Grandson being born here. I have first hand experience of what it is to see those you love going through the entire process with these women…. Your in good hands!
Jennifer BookamerDoula & Childbirth Educator
Hello! My name is Jennifer Bookamer. I have been a childbirth educator and doula since 1998. My husband and I have been married since 1990, and I am so grateful for his support. After the birth of our first daughter in 1996 I started the journey into birth work. In 2003 our second daughter was born at home.
I have been fortunate enough to be involved in the birth education process for over 500 couples in the Inland Northwest. It’s my honor to attend births as a doula as well, and support families in their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum time.
I am excited for your family, and looking forward to talking with you more about how I can walk alongside you!
Dayspring is committed to training new midwives. Current students are enrolled in long distant midwifery school programs. They have come to us to learn the clinical piece of their training. Our students are always at different levels of learning. They are an intricate part of your care, always assisted by one of the senior midwives.