Beth opened Believe In Birth in 2001, a year after the birth of her first child. At first, she became a Certified Childbirth Educator, through BirthWorks, and an accredited La Leche League Leader. In 2002, Beth expanded her birth knowledge by assisting women as a doula, and was trained by ALACE and certified by Doulas of North America (DONA). She then completed Art of Midwifery classes in Media, Pennsylvania and went on to apprentice for two and a half years with the well loved and well known Midwifery Traditions practice in Philadelphia. This was the key requirement of her training through the North American Registry of Midwives’ Portfolio Evaluation Program and she earned her Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential in 2008.
Today, although she is no longer “babycatching”, She is honored to be the Mid-Atlantic Doula Trainer and mentor for Birth Arts International (BAI) and holds trainings in Philadelphia several times a year.
In addition to birth work, Beth is a Licensed Behavior Specialist Consultant, and has worked with children with Autism since 1995. She recently completed post graduate course work at Florida Institute of Technology and plans to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst credential in 2013.
She lives with her husband and three children in South Philadelphia.