MEREDITH — Sherry Stevens, CPM, NHCM of New Life Midwifery Service is celebrating twenty-five years of catching babies in New Hampshire.
To mark this important milestone, there will be a reunion of clients, babies and young adults at her home on Winona Road in Meredith on September 22 from 1-4 p.m. All past, present and future clients are invited to attend. Be sure to bring birth stories and photos. RSVP at 603-279-4197.
Sherry began her apprenticeship with Molly B. Connelly in 1988. Together, they traveled the length and breadth of the Lakes Region doing home births in all kinds of weather, dropping everything when the call came.
Sherry began her journey by having Molly catch three of her four babies. She immediately knew she wanted to be involved in the Home Birth Movement.
Sherry did her training at Holistic Training Program in Barrington, Rhode Island, attended workshops and classes sponsored by Midwives Alliance of North America and NH Midwives Association prior to taking the National Certification exam and became a nationally Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and took the NH exam becoming a NH Certified Midwife (NHCM).
Sherry has held every office in the state organization, and chaired many regional conferences. She co-taught childbirth classes with Molly for many years and continues to teach today.
The babies whose birth she attended twenty –five years ago are now young adults. She is looking forward to catching their babies during her next twenty-five years.
Sherry Stevens and Molly Connelly with a newborn. (Courtesy photo)