meet Emily and Carey, the women behind rooted birth
We both came into midwifery after our first babies were born. During the same years, hundreds of miles apart, we both studied and learned the art of midwifery through traditional apprenticeships. Each of us has sat with hundreds of families during the powerful year of growing, birthing, and nursing a baby. We met for the first time in 2012 when Emily hired Carey to be her midwife for her third birth. We quickly decided we’d work together after Emily’s postpartum, and that’s just what we did!
We’ve learned a few things along the way, and have been thoroughly humbled and changed by watching people dig deep and show up for themselves in ways they never thought possible. Birth is a catalyst for a whole-life shift, for everyone who does it or sees it, if one can be still enough to allow it’s magic to work. Birth is humanity, it is community, it is feminism, it is a reclamation of power. In a world where parenthood is politicized and made into a hardship, we bravely and loudly claim our place in a world where mothers are seen for what they truly are; lifegivers and changemakers. Our work is to support families having babies and the people who serve them in seeing the power they hold in themselves.