April Brake, CDEM, CPM
Dr. Casey L. Delcoco ~
Magnificat Family Medicine
Dr. Kristen Huber ~Indy Kids Chiropractor
Dr. Stephanie Muir, South Side
Dr. Nacey Elwartowski Cooper North Side ~Cooper Family Chiropractic
Dr. Micheal Newman ~ Newman Family Dentist
Lisa Lahey, IBCLC ~ Advanced Breastfeeding Care
Indiana Midwives Association
Progesterone Supplementation Program
National Association of Certified Professional Midwives
International Cesarean Awareness Network
My name is April Brake and I am a Indiana Certified Direct Entry Midwife as well as a Certified Professional Midwife at Serene Midwifery. I hold a License in Indiana to practice midwifery and have a Degree in Midwifery from Midwives College of Utah. In 2016 Dr. Casey Delcoco and I started working in a collaboration. I have completed training in neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (NRP), adult, infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Birth Emergency Skills Training (BEST), MCU Complications Workshop, Skills workshops/training's taught my local midwives.
My apprenticeship was 3 ½ years and I trained under several midwives, including: Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Professional Midwives and training at a Birth Center in Virginia for 3 months. My training involved hands on experience under the supervision of Midwives with prenatal, labor, birth, postpartum, and well women care. I am currently a board member of the Indiana Midwives Association board, a member of the North American Registered Midwives and a member of the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM).
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I have been married to my husband for 19 years. We have 4 children ages 17, 15, 9, 1. They were all born at home in the water with a CPM CDEM midwife. I wanted to help advocate natural birth and support women and families in the birthing community so I became a doula in 2004. I found my self wanting to provide massage on a more professional level for my clients so I attended The Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics (massage school) and graduated in 2007.
Julia Romos, RN
Philosophy Of Care
I see pregnancy and childbirth as natural processed, and not as a sickness that require intervention. It is my philosophy that the health of the mother and child can best be promoted when the client and midwife have mutual trust and responsibilities for the preparation for the birth. I believe that women are suited to attend other women during a life changing journey like pregnancy, labor and birth. I consider your pregnancy and birth your journey with me a part of your collaborative team. My goal is to educate, assess, counsel, assist, and provide primary care for my clients. For the normal to low risk woman, out of hospital birth provides many benefits to both parents and their babies. Every family has a right to high quality personalized prenatal, labor, birth, and postpartum care. Different families choose birth at home for different reasons and those differences should be respected. It is the right and the responsibility of the parents to make informed choices regarding their pregnancy, labor and birth. As such they have both the right and responsibility to become informed and knowledgeable as a couple, that they may share together in the decision-making. I offer family centered Midwifery care within my scope of practice by supporting the decisions that you make.