Dishawna Barnard, LM, CPM
Hello, I am Dishawna! I am a wife, homeschooling mother of 3, and Licensed Midwife. Family and birthwork are my two loves! I started doing Doula work in the community a few years before Midwifery school. I am part of IEHP’s Doula Pilot Project, where their members have access to doula support as a benefit. After nearly 4 years at National College of Midwifery I graduated January 2, 2020!
As a family, We try to live healthy, natural lives. We eat a plant-based vegetarian diet. We go to natural remedies to cure life’s ailments first. We love the outdoors! When I became pregnant with our first, in 2005, having a natural birth just fit in our lifestyle. I read everything I could get my hands on. I was amazed at the shift in culture from home to hospital, physiologic to allopathic. I believe our bodies are designed and divinely created to birth babies! I had 3 very different birthing experiences, each one contributing to my passion for midwifery. Each one enriching my knowledge base as I serve other women on their journeys with compassion, empathy and experience.Throughout my parenting journey, I learned to baby wear, co-sleep, and do “extended” breastfeeding, but also patience, unselfishness, and deep love. I am passionate about reproductive education for girls and women, VBAC advocacy, and breastfeeding support.