This is the midwife who will be helping me with Baby Campbell's birth. Her name is Ms. Kudo. Rusty and I have decided not to have a hospital birth (unless it becomes medically necessary, of course). Instead, I will be delivering at Ms. Kudo's clinic, which is in her home. This is also where I go each month for my prenatal check-ups. The midwife can do all the things that are done in a doctor's office -- urine test, check my weight and other measurements, even listen to the baby's heartbeat.
She also does some things that are normally NOT done in a doctor's office -- like prenatal massage! At every visit, I receive a wonderful, warming massage with incense (as shown in the picture). We also have tea and spend the better part of an hour just talking. Ms. Kudo speaks great English since she spent time studying midwifery in England. She is a very comforting person to be around. I feel that both Baby Campbell and I are in good hands and will receive the very best of care from her.