Beth Barbeau is a Traditional Midwife, Childbirth Educator and Resonance Repatterning Practitioner. Beth provides complete homebirth services for those families who wish to birth their babies at home, including comprehensive prenatal, labor, birth, and postpartum care. Many women also seek Beth’s thoughtful and experienced support to supplement their medical care with prenatal or postpartum consultations. An experienced instructor in a wide range of related topics, Beth also teaches both private and group classes.
“Originally trained in the traditional apprenticeship model, I began attending women in birth in 1980 in the role of labor support. My professional life went on to include a B.S./premed degree from Antioch College, becoming a national sales trainer, and attending births with a wide range of professionals in addition to birth education through classes, conferences and direct mentoring. After moving back to my home state of Michigan and starting my own family, my love of teaching and birth continued as I developed classes and taught at the Center for the Childbearing Year in Ann Arbor for over six years.
“I saw parents spending enormous amounts of time preparing for the day of the birth, but ‘falling through the cracks’ and being desperate for support and guidance AFTER wards. (One very experienced midwife I worked with used to tell the parents during long births, “I know this is hard, but it’s the next 20 years that really kick your butt!”) For close to 30 years I have been designing and dreaming of a holistic health institute, and in 2007 the first piece of it came into being when we opened Indigo Forest, a Holistic Family Center. Most recently, I also became an instructor at the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education in Mt. Pleasant, MI, along with helping to develop their state-certified Holistic Labor Companion (HLC) program.”
Please contact Beth through Indigo Forest to arrange a consultation, private class or free 15-minute phone call. Resume and references are available.