"Midwife" means "with woman" and our midwives are just that, working with women to achieve wonderful, empowering births.
Our midwives work in very small, tightly-integrated teams to provide your care, a concept we call Team Midwifery. You'll get to know us just as you would a small circle of friends. There are many advantages of Team Midwifery over single-midwife care, but the most important is that through it, we can provide you with exceptionally warm and personal care while bringing many resources you would not have with a single midwife.
I loved the peaceful atmosphere and kindness of all your midwives. Thanks for taking care of me. I can’t wait to refer more people to you.
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Trinette Thompson, CPM LDEM
Trinette received her midwifery training and graduated from Midwives College of Utah. She remains active in special projects for the college. Trinette is an extraordinarily compassionate and attentive midwife, with a specialty in herbal and homeopathic modalities. All of her children were homeborn.
Suzanne Smith, CPM LDEM
Suzanne holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Midwifery from the Midwives College of Utah, a Bachelor's degree in Human Biology from Stanford University, and was the first licensed direct-entry midwife in Utah. She founded BetterBirthLLC in 1994. Suzanne habla español.
Harmony Maloney, CPM LDEM
Harmony Maloney was born and raised in California. Harmony's mom is a long time doula and childbirth educator, and she introduced Harmony to the home birth community when she was very young. Harmony discovered her love of midwifery growing up in a residential facility for pregnant single moms. She is a DONA certified birth doula and placenta encapsulation specialist. Harmony has spent time training under 10 midwives (including those at BetterBirthLLC) and did her academics at Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery. Harmony finds passion in empowering women to trust their bodies and birth naturally. She's excited to have joined the BetterBirthLLC team and looks forward to supporting this community of women.
Amy Patel, CPM LDEM
Amy has progressed from being one of our most outstanding students to a full-fleged midwife. As well as being a DONA trained birth doula, Amy is a certified placenta encapsulation specialist, HypnoBirthing Practioner, and Malaysian Belly-Binder. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from the Midwives College of Utah. Amy believes that every woman is unique and is entitled to personal and individualized care. She believes that a woman’s birth should be protected, supported, and void of any unnecessary interference. We are so excited to have her aboard!
Katia L'Ecuyer, CPM LDEM
Katia graduated from Midwives College of Utah and did much of her training with us before moving to Costa Rica where she practiced for 8 years. While working in the city is much different from being a lone midwife in the jungle, providing safe and satisfying care to women is the same the world over. Katia is originally from Quebec, Canada, and speaks fluent French, Spanish and English.
Danielle Demeter, CNM
Danielle is a Certified Nurse-Midwife with a passion for out-of-hospital birth. She has worked in-hospital also, but is happy now to be delivering exclusively in our birth centers. She also works with Dr. Stephanie Singer at Park City Gynecology, and provides full-scope gynecologic care for clients wiling to make the trip to beautiful Park City.
Jennifer Bertagnole, CPM LDEM
Jen began her birth work at a doula training in 1999 under Kristi Ridd Young. She worked for a number of years as a doula before beginning her midwifery training in Wyoming as an apprentice with Gail Uptain in 2006. She apprenticed under a number of midwives after moving to Utah, including Chris Miller, Marie Adams, Martina Craner and the midwives at BetterBirth. She is a graduate of the Midwives College of Utah. She is the mother of six daughters and is proud to have helped her grandchildren into this world.
Carrie Ann Kemp, Student Program Director
Carrie Ann wears many hats here at BetterBirth. In addition to her midwifery skills, she is a paramedic (worked on Life Flight and in the emergency room for several years), and she helps us with many clinical procedures. She is a CPR instructor, and serves as a skills instructor for our student workshops as well as being our Student Program Director. If you need something, start with Carrie Ann. Odds are, she's in charge of it.