Loretta Shupe, owner and founder of My Family Birth Center, has spent her adult life caring for people. She knew that she wanted to become a midwife before high school. She entered the nursing field to help her gain those skills and has been a nurse for over 40 years. Loretta has worked in hospital settings in Labor & Delivery, Newborn Nursery, Postpartum care and other specialties.
Loretta entered an apprenticeship to become a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) in January of 2014. She studied under Chris Miller CPM and worked with 16 different midwives. She has participated in over 200 births. She received her certification in January, 2017.
Loretta and her husband, Jon raised a family in North Ogden. She has born seven children, all unmedicated. Three of these children were born at home under the care of a midwife. Spending time being a wife and mother has been a highlight of her life. Now she is poised to help others experience a natural, safe birth of their dreams. Loretta understands a woman’s desire to be in control of her birth and encourages her to ‘Have a Voice’ in all aspects of her care.
She has found through study and personal experience that birthing in an out-of-hospital setting is a safe option and helps to protect the spiritual nature of childbearing.