Midwifery Assistants

 

Our Midwifery team includes the following midwifery assistants:

 

 

Brandy Harris
Midwife, Assistant 

 

Brandy is a Midwife and Birth Doula, who has been successfully serving the OKC and surrounding areas for nearly 10 years. Brandy has a heart for serving families and meeting them where they are in their journeys with hopes of helping them achieve their goals both for their birth and early postpartum time. 

Brandy’s other endeavors include being a Certified Breastfeeding Educator who has privately served a number of Oklahoma families with common lactation concerns over the last 5 years. She is coming up on 4 years as a Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner who has taught Hypnobirthing to over 350 couples all over Oklahoma. Brandy has also been serving families as a Midwives Assistant for 2 years and is currently studying for her Undergraduate Degree in Midwifery.

As a Birth Professional, Brandy strongly believes in the power of support and evidence-based education as a foundation that encourages families to make the best and most informed choices for their unique situations.

 

E-mail Brandy here to inquire about birth assistant services.

Lauren Scarbrough

Assistant, Doula

 

Lauren is a Doula and Midwifery Assistant who believes that pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding are natural and wondrous events in a woman's life. Lauren began her journey in birth work through doula training in March of 2012. After two years as a doula she felt called to grow and expand her knowledge and skill-set, in March of 2014 she began working to become a monitrice/midwife's assistant and completed her training and coursework in October of 2015. 

 

Lauren strives to provide genuine compassion and individualized care for families as she walks alongside them in their unique pregnancy and birthing journeys. 

 

E-mail Lauren here to inquire about birth assistant services.

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Farah Antoine-Mayberry
Assistant, Doula, OT, IBCLC
 

Farah Antoine-Mayberry is an occupational therapist, a certified lactation consultant, a DONA trained birth doula and hopes to be a midwife someday! She owns a community business that supports families by providing a number of different birth services including but not limited to lactation and birth doula services.
 

Farah has been blessed with a supportive husband and 5 incredible children (including a set of twins). Besides working with mothers and babies, she enjoys spending time with family, dabbling in photography, and traveling.

E-mail Farah here to inquire about birth assistant services.

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Amanda Standlee
Assistant, Doula, Student Midwife
 

Amanda is a doula, Birth Boot Camp instructor, Midwifery Assistant and Student Midwife. She has been serving the birth community in some capacity since 2010. She started her midwifery assistant training in June of 2021. She finished the midwifery assistant certification workshop with the College of Traditional Midwifery in April of 2022.

Amanda is the mother of six. She has given birth in a variety of ways including both medicated and unmediated in a hospital,  twice in her own home, and once by emergency surgical birth. She believes that birth is a normal function and that it is safest when it is left to happen on its own.

When she is not at work, she is at home at her families small family farm near Shawnee homeschooling her children, studying, or working on their land. She also enjoys short roadtrips with her husband and kids.

Amanda will be available for due dates in or after October 2022. You can reach Amanda through her website www.EverAlteredBirthServices.com to set up a consultation.

Midwifery Student Team

At Spirited Birth, we believe it is our responsibility to train more birth workers and keep midwifery accessible This means you may meet our students in clinic. Please let us know if you prefer not to have students shadow or be involved in your care.

Our Midwifery team includes the following students:

 

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Keyah Haywood

Assistant In Training, Doula
 
Keyah is a certified Birth & Postpartum Doula through Uzazi Village and CPR trained. Keyah feels it is important to allow families to find their way through the childbirth experience all while providing the needed support and education desired. After Keyah experienced her own out-of-hospital birth and positive birth experience, she realized that she wanted to work in birth work.
 
Shortly after, Keyah began her birth worker journey and became a Birth Doula. She felt compelled to follow her passions of being a resource of support for others during such a pivotal time. She believes in holding space for the birthing person and encouraging them to lean into their strength as they bring their baby earth side. Keyah also considers the postnatal period a sacred bonding time for parents and newborns, reassuring the family to focus on recovery and any adjustments.
 
Outside of birth work, Keyah enjoys spending time with her husband and son, hosting family gatherings, loves movies, gardening and the occasional getaway.

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Roshini Nambiar Schroeder

Midwifery Student, Doula
 
Roshini Nambiar Schroeder (or Rosh as her friends and family call her) is a DONA trained birth doula and owner of OmPowering Birthing Services, LLC. She started her birth doula journey when her sister decided to have a natural birthing experience and the experience of supporting a birth center birth with the closest person in her life, changed hers. After two degrees in environmental science and working in water quality for the State of Oklahoma, Rosh describes her journey as from Earth to Birth. She has witnessed the absolute beauty and empowerment in families learning how to bring their own babies into the world in the way that they want and having the support required to navigate the unpredictability and mystery of birth. She has benefited immensely and continues to be a firm believer in the midwifery model of care when having her own baby while being educated in evidence-based birthing. 
 

Rosh went on to birth her own baby with the Thrive Mama Collective / Spirited Birth team during the start of COVID-19. She has since applied to midwifery school and is on the start of that journey while assisting birthing families with their own birthing journeys. 
 

Rosh loves sustainability in every way and has a deep love for learning and connecting in every possible way. 

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Amanda Standlee
Midwifery Student, Assistant, Doula
 

Amanda is a doula, Birth Boot Camp instructor, Midwifery Assistant and Student Midwife. She has been serving the birth community in some capacity since 2010. She started her midwifery assistant training in June of 2021. She finished the midwifery assistant certification workshop with the College of Traditional Midwifery in April of 2022.

Amanda is the mother of six. She has given birth in a variety of ways including both medicated and unmediated in a hospital,  twice in her own home, and once by emergency surgical birth. She believes that birth is a normal function and that it is safest when it is left to happen on its own.

When she is not at work, she is at home at her families small family farm near Shawnee homeschooling her children, studying, or working on their land. She also enjoys short roadtrips with her husband and kids.