EVERY BABY DESERVES A PEACEFUL BIRTH
Midwife Love provides holistic, gentle gynecology, homebirth, and waterbirth clinical services. Our mission is to promote every woman’s right to choose natural birthing options and to provide the most evidenced-based care possible!
Call today for a free pregnancy consultation: 772-766-LOVE (5683)
Serving the Treasure Coast and Space Coast: Indian River County, Brevard County, and St. Lucie County. Serving the cities of: Vero Beach, Fellsmere, Sebastian, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, and South Melbourne.
Meet the Midwives!
Angela Love has been attending births since 1999. She worked as a Registered Nurse in several Miami hospitals for 5 years in Labor & Delivery Units. While she became competent at handling many high-risk, complex births, Angie was also frustrated with many hospital policies. Women in labor that would beg to walk around or eat something, but hospital policy didn’t allow it. Doctors doing unnecessary c-sections because of an important golf game, fishing trip, or hot date….no joke. Women were being told, you’re baby is too big, almost 10 pounds, we need to do a c-section, only to have the surgery and a normal 7 pound baby. Frustrated with the lack of quality care, Angie decided to become a midwife.
Angela attended the University of Miami to get her Master’s Degree as a Nurse-Practitioner with the specialty of Nurse-Midwifery. Nurse-midwives have the highest educational level possible in midwifery. Nurse-midwives deliver babies in hospitals all around the United States and the world, write prescriptions, order sonograms and ultrasounds, and do gynecological care. They learn a lot about managing complications of pregnancy and birth as well as the care of women throughout their lifetimes.
Angela graduated from the University of Miami in 2004 and began working at a busy birthing center in Miami, Florida. She loved the freedom women had during labor and birth to do what felt best for them. She delivered a lot of babies, 544, and most of them in the water. She also taught midwifery students at the International School of Midwifery and was happy to see many midwives graduate under her tutelage. She was one of the featured midwives on the television program “House of Babies” which aired 26 episodes on Discovery Health Channel. She promoted midwifery, birth centers, and water birth on 2 primetime news programs and 1 radio debate with an obstetrician.
In 2009, Angela moved to Vero Beach, Florida to be close to family. Angela is happy to be on the Treasure Coast, enjoying the beautiful nature here, and providing the option of waterbirth, homebirth, and gentle gynecology. She looks forward to meeting you soon!
In 2010, Angela realized her dream of becoming a mother. She gave birth to her daughter Violet with a midwife friend from Miami. She learned first hand how amazing warm water feels during labor, how important freedom of movement is during labor, and how valuable good labor support is. She had her second baby in 2014. She practiced hypnobirthing with Kerry Eble. Her daughter Zoe was born at home with a local midwife, Jyl Krentz. Zoe weighed 10 lbs-10 oz, with only 2.5 hours in labor. Angela's gained valuable lessons in breastfeeding, and her daughters accompany her to some appointments. Angela has logged 57 months of nursing her 2 girls.
Margo Keane grew up right here in the Treasure coast! She knew from a very early age that she wanted to help women birth their babies, but wasn't sure what direction she would have to take to reach that goal. Should she become a nurse? An OB/GYN? A very wise guidance counselor, after hearing her lament about the idea of med school, said "Well, there's always midwives!" and a lightbulb went off. Just like that, Margo had a vision and a dream! She was going to be a midwife!
She started her education in Tallahassee with every intention of becoming a nurse midwife (like Angela!) but after talking with Layla Swisher, a licensed midwife at The Birth Cottage there, she decided that the traditional midwifery route fit better with her identity as a midwife. She applied to The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery and was accepted within three months of this meeting! She moved to Gainesville to be closer to the school, and commuted back and forth to Tallahassee twice a week where she worked at the birth center. Talk about hectic! After a year and a half at the birth center, Margo moved home and worked briefly with midwives in the area who immediately recognized that Angela and her would be a good fit, and were they ever! She finished her required births for school with Angela and after graduation, she was hired onto the practice!
Since 2012, Margo has attended almost 140 births and that number keeps growing every month!