To Gentle Delivery Midwifery Services website & blog! As a Certified Professional Midwife serving the State College, Bellefonte and surrounding areas in Centre County, I’m delighted to introduce myself and tell you more about your home birth and natural birth options in Central PA.
I appreciate you taking the time to browse this site, and hope that you can find the information it contains to be helpful, whether you are searching for midwifery care, wanting to learn more about childbirth, or looking into the option of a homebirth. It has been over 20 years since I attended my first birth, and I consider it an honor to work with families during such a special time in their lives. I’ve been practicing as a Certified Professional Midwife since 2009, first in my home area of Kansas and Oklahoma, and then in PA since moving to the state after marrying my husband, Joel.
Our family moved to State College, PA in the fall of 2013, and it has been a blessing to work with the birth community in this area. Due to the fact that I have a busy little family of my own, I restrict my practice in order to treasure this time God has given me with my own children. Each prospective client is given consideration and prayer before a commitment to care is made, and I take on a limited number of clients per month. Check out the “Current Availability” page to find out if I still have openings available in the month you are due!
Hopefully the information listed here should help to answer some of your initial questions as you browse the pages to learn more about my family, training background, and the services I offer. If you have more questions after looking through the information listed here, you are welcome to reach out! Be sure to check out the “blog” link for updated information, personal stories , thoughts, informative links and other items. My facebook page holds links to lots of current studies and general birth information, so feel free to check that out and “like” the page as well!
May God bless you as you journey through the miracle of birth!
~ Kelsey Martin, Certified Professional Midwife
“We had a wonderful experience with Kelsey as our midwife. She is extremely knowledgeable and competent – an expert in pregnancy, labor, delivery and newborns! After moving from France just months before giving birth, we were thrilled to not only have the option to have a home birth but to be able to work with someone that walked us through each decision, all our questions whether it was baby-related or insurance-related, with such patience and diligence. She was so relatable yet professional, so calm yet thorough. My husband was apprehensive about a home birth but instantly after meeting her he was reassured we would be in good hands if anything should happen. Her assistant, Kristina, was an excellent complement! We are truly grateful! Thank you so much Kelsey!”Olivia