Registered Nurses are trained to deliver holistic care- that is, care of a person’s physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. In each of these realms, we practice evidence-based care, which is defined as the combination of best research evidence with a practitioner’s clinical experience and a patient’s values and preferences. We are passionate about life-long learning and incorporating knowledge that ranges from ancient wisdom traditions through to the most current evidence-based research. 

We believe that human bodies hold the sacred knowledge of birth and parenthood.  It is our philosophy that birthing people can intuit and actualize this knowing in a safe space of their own creation when supported by family, friends, and professionals who protect that space and encourage them in it.  We integrate experiential wisdom and evidence based practice to guide women and birthing people to help them empower themselves during pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, and lactation.

Registered Nurses (RNs) are not typically out-of-hospital birth workers. We have close to 50 years of combined experience caring for birthing people and newborns in a hospital setting; although we are thankful for those years of experience, it sometimes came at a cost to either our personal morals,  professional ethics, or both. In 2018, we were compelled to leave the hospital setting due to an overwhelming desire to honor physiologic birth and a birthing person's right to autonomy during that process. Since starting our partnership with the Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) of Loudoun Homebirth & Healthcare, each birth we have attended has confirmed our belief that we have been called to care for women and families in their homes. 

Our mission is to serve women and birthing people and their families in their homes during pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, lactation, and the newborn period by sharing experiential wisdom and providing evidence based care. Our vision is for all women and families to have access to information and care from non-judgmental professionals that promotes the health and wellbeing of mothers, parents, and newborns as they define it. 

“If women lose the right to say where and how they birth their children, then they will have lost something that's as dear to life as breathing.”

                                                                      - Ami McKay

  • b-facebook
Contact Us

Tel: 540-270-9369
Mail: thejoyfulcrane@gmail.com

© 2019 by The Joyful Crane. Proudly created with Wix.com