April Kermani, the Certified Nurse Midwife who recently lost her privileges at St. Rose De Lima hospital in Henderson, has given up her nursing license and is now attending home births. This is fabulous news for Las Vegas area women, since April brings an immense amount of knowledge to her practice, as well as a personal passion.
In April’s own words: “I posted a few months ago about the unfortunate news that I was no longer able to attend births at St. Rose Hospital. Well, that bump in the road turned out to be a pivotal moment in my life. I decided to follow my heart and open a home birth practice, Baby’s 1st Day – Midwifery Services (www.hendersonmidwife.com).
I have always felt the calling to home birth midwifery and knew that when I had my own babies I would birth at home. With all my formal education I simply felt tied to the hospital. Baby’s 1st Day just had its first baby yesterday and I am just beaming with joy over my choice to switch from a hospital birth to home birth practice!
With my 10 years of hospital experience I can say with confidence this mama would never have been `allowed’ to have this baby vaginally in the hospital. For starters she was 42 weeks and 1 day pregnant. She also took 7 hours to get from 7cm dilated to 10cm dilated. Thankfully for her she pushed her 9 pound baby out in only 20 minutes with no tearing, yahoo!!
The blessings have been pouring in since I made the choice to listen to my heart. I just wanted to share the good news with you all. ”
Thank you for continuing to support birthing women, April.