At North Fork Midwifery we provide:
Personalized, hands on care throughout pregnancy, labor & birth, and the first six weeks postpartum.
Respect for the importance of the Mother-Baby connection.
A newborn’s gentle welcome to this world.
A family experience.
BETH KARBERG, MS CPM
Beth is a nationally recognized Certified Professional Midwive with more than 20 years of experience.
Beth began her path to midwifery in 1993 after the birth of her second daughter, which convinced her that hospital care was fabulous for back surgery, but not the best option for giving birth or caring for healthy newborns.
She completed 6 years of training through a structured program developed by the Colorado Midwives Association, including one year of pre-clinical studies, three years of apprenticeship and deeper studies, and two years of supervised internship working with several midwives.
She became a Colorado Registered Midwife in 1999 and one of the first nationally recognized Certified Professional Midwives in Colorado in 2000.
Beth has provided care for over 500 planned home births, and supervised many student midwives.
From 2010 through 2013, she was honored to serve on the initial Wyoming Board of Midwifery, writing regulations to establish the legally recognized practice of midwifery in that state.
She also holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering, is the mother to two brilliant young women, and is a partner in an organic orchard.
“I can’t thank you enough for who you are. Your heart of compassion and gentle spirit were just amazing. Your wisdom and experience are such a gift. Thank you for everything. As I think back on this birth experience, I remember your words, the feeling of your strong hands holding mine – giving me strength. This was truly the hardest thing I have ever done, and I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for using your gifts to make such an impact on the individual lives you touch every day.”
“Words can’t express how grateful we are to you for sharing with us your patient understanding, skilled knowledge and incredible strength. Loki is a beautiful, healthy baby. Thank you for all your help in making us a family!”
Thanks, Amber & Chris
“A simple thank you just doesn’t seem like enough to fully express our gratitude. The birth, prenatal care and postnatal care were more than I could have hoped for. Beth you are an incredible woman and I am forever changed having been given the honor to know you. Thank you for guiding me and for helping to bring this little miracle into our world. ”
Much Love & Gratitude, Monique & Family
“I’m writing this note to thank you for the wonderful care you gave to our daughter, Sara. I was so pleased when she chose to have her baby with you. Your skills are a gift to all new moms. I’m grateful for all that you have done for her!”
Blessings, Diane (a grateful grandmother)
“I would like to express my gratitude to you for being such an important part of my pregnancy. Your wisdom greatly enhanced the health and enjoyment of my journey. You are a beautiful woman and I am grateful that you choose to share these gifts with the world. I wish that all women could experience pregnancy and birth as such a natural miracle. Thank you so much.”
Lots of Love, Michelle & Ben
“We just wanted to thank you for helping us to achieve a home birth. We are truly grateful for your wealth of knowledge and intuitive, loving support. We believe that having a home birth has strengthened our bond as a new family. Birth, like life, is not easy, but with the support and tools given to us by you, we made it through and are ready to begin this journey through life together. Thank you so much for the wonderful, beautiful part you played in our new beginning.”
Love, Krissie & Kevin
“Thank you for being my midwife and for believing in me and my ability to have a homebirth after my previous c-section. You helped me accomplish something so important and valuable to me that it’s changed who I forever am. I want you to know what a gift that was to me and how grateful I am. Thank you for trusting birth, than you for believing in me and my ability to have a H.B.A.C., thank you for doing what you do and for being who you are.”
With love and my deepest gratitude, Missy
“My heart swells with love for you when I think of the care you provided for Lennon & me. Midwives are truly the greatest gift a woman & her baby could dream of. Now that I have been through this miraculous journey into motherhood and have experienced first-hand midwifery care and the hospital care, I truly understand how vital midwifery care is to all women and babes of the world. You are truly impacting the world and our future generations. I am truly grateful for your continued love and support through my pregnancy and labor. I could not have made it through my hospital experience without your support and human touch. You will be in our hearts forever.”
Jenae & Jeremy
“It is an honor to have shared this glorious time of our lives with you. Your guidance, patience and care are with us for the rest of our lives. Your excellence and passion shine through all that you do. You are an integral member of this community…”
Love and Blessings, Sara & Michael
“Thank you seems so inadequate to express how deeply grateful I am for all you’ve done for me. You’ve shared four of the most precious moments of my life with me. You have given your time, your energy, your knowledge, and your love. You are a true treasure, and I feel inordinately blessed to have met you. …”
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NATURAL HOMEBIRTH
THE CARE WE PROVIDE
The heart of my midwifery care is providing a safe, supportive environment for pregnant women and their partners to make informed choices about their care, and providing access to information and encouragement to have a healthy pregnancy, birth and baby.
The heart of my midwifery care is providing a safe, supportive environment for pregnant women and their partners to make informed choices about their care, and providing access to information and encouragement to have a healthy pregnancy, birth and baby. This care includes attention to nutrition, exercise, positively dealing with life’s stresses, routine blood work and medical tests. There’s always an emphasis on options and personalized care. To maintain or restore a healthy balance, I start with the gentlest methods – using food, rest, and self-care first; homeopathy, body work, herbal medicines when they are helpful; and referring for supportive alternative or medical care as needed. Evidence clearly shows that both mothers and babies are best served when medical interventions are only used when they are clearly needed.
Midwifery care includes:
- A two hour initial visit
- One hour prenatal visits
- One home visit around a month before your expected due date
- Consultation during early labor, personal support through active labor and birth
- Care for both mother and newborn for 6 weeks after the birth, including extensive breastfeeding support.
Home care is provided during labor & birth, and the first week postpartum. Other visits are at the Hotchkiss office. Options available include water birth and placenta encapsulation.
“It’s not just the making of babies, but the making of mothers that midwives see as the miracle of birth.”
Barbara Katz Rothman
Professional care for home birth
If you have questions, or would like to schedule a complimentary interview visit, please contact us