Heather Rische, LM CPM Home Birth Midwifery Serving Southern New Mexico
Heather Rische has been involved in midwifery since 1994, and has been practicing independently in New Mexico since 2002. She is a Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife who is honored to share families’ birth experiences with them. She enjoys giving individualized care to a diverse group of mothers and families throughout southern New Mexico. To learn more about Heather, her training and experience, testimonies and other details, click on the links or contact Heather.
What Is A Midwife?
A midwife is a trained professional with special expertise in supporting women to maintain a healthy pregnancy and birth, offering expert individualized care, education, counseling and support to a woman and her newborn throughout the childbearing cycle. A midwife works with each woman and her family to identify their unique physical, social and emotional needs. When the care required is outside the midwife's scope of practice or expertise, the woman is referred to other health care providers for additional consultation or care.
The World Health Organization defines a midwife as a "trained professional able to provide the necessary care, supervision and advice to pregnant women, conduct deliveries on her own responsibility and care for mothers and their newborns in the first postpartum months. She is able to detect abnormalities and refer mother or baby to appropriate care. She can implement emergency measures in the absence of medical aid."