Ashland Birth Center
Meet the Midwives
Savita Jones, CPM, LM
Savita is a Wisconsin Licensed Midwife who has been involved in the art and practice of Midwifery her entire life. She grew up practicing Midwifery with her mother, who has been at the forefront of midwifery in Wisconsin since it’s “comeback” in the early 70’s.
Certified in Neonatal Resuscitation since 1992, Savita completed a traditional apprenticeship program and interned at a high volume birth Center in El Paso, Texas. She then began her own primary care practice in 1992, became certified as a Professional Midwife in 1998, and is currently certified in Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics. Savita served as Treasurer for The Wisconsin Guild of Midwives from 2010 – 2016 and remains active for the advancement of Midwifery on a national level.
Savita believes that a safe and satisfying childbirth experience provides an excellent foundation for taking on the responsibilities of parenthood.
There is more information now than ever before about how to have a safe and healthy birth. It is Savita’s goal as a midwife to help women and families access information, make sense of issues, think about their values and preferences, and put their care plan into place.
‘I wish pregnant families well as they embrace the opportunity and responsibility to be informed about their rights, protect themselves and their baby and encourage families to view this time in life as sacred.’ -Savita
Dana Churness, CPM, LM, CD (DONA), ICCE, CLC
Dana experienced her first out of hospital birth in 2004, as she supported a family as their birth doula. She was immediately impacted by the involvement of the birthing woman, partner and her other children. In the years that followed, Dana birthed her own 2 sons with midwifery care in the comfort of her own home. In doing so, it became even clearer to Dana that choices in pregnancy, birth, and infant care have profound impact on families and personal well-being. Being born is important.
Dana’s professional midwifery education began in 2011, when she began a direct entry apprenticeship with Savita Jones through NARM (National Association of Registered Midwives). Dana has attended over 1000 prenatal appointments and 150 births. In March, 2016, Dana began providing midwifery services as a Licensed and Certified Professional Midwife (LM, CPM). She has held NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) Certification since 2011, and is certified in Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics, among several other certifications including: ICEA Trained and Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Educator, and DONA Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula.
Dana believes that all birthing individuals deserve providers who align their practices with the Midwifery Model of Care. Families deserve accessible, culturally appropriate and evidence-based care.
Midwifery Care in Ashland, Wisconsin
Labor & Birth Care
We offer free consultations to all families.
Ashland Birth Center
619 9th Ave West
Ashland, Wisconsin 54856