New Birth Midwifery is very excited to announce the addition of a new midwife to the team! Eileen Kirk is a CPM and a graduate from National College. Jenny met Eileen while visiting the Philippines in February 2013 and felt an immediate connection with her.
Take a look at her bio to learn more about her.
Eileen M Kirk, CPM
My name is Eileen Kirk and I am a Certified Professional Midwife. My journey into midwifery is still very recent, but my life passions have lined up well with this profession. At a young age my heart went out to the hurting and broken, especially young women and children. I hated to see injustice and watch people suffer. I have a very caring heart and people’s happiness is important to me. I love celebrating life and being apart of the ups and downs that come. I have always loved building friendships and connecting with people.
With that being said one of my dear friends invited me to be part of her birth in 2010. She was a first time mom and had a long, difficult birth with a tremendous amount of back
labor. At this point I knew absolutely nothing about birth or how to help and unfortunately her care providers were not helpful at all. This experience stirred in me a passion to learn about pregnancy, birth, and how I can help women
in such an intense time. This led me on a search for midwifery schools which didn’t take very long for me. I found a two-year intensive program located in the Philippines. This caught my interest quickly because I always wanted to study abroad and experience life in another culture.
As a young adult I went on several mission trips and enjoyed
gaining a different perspective on life outside the United States. My studies went really well in the Philippines and I gained a lot of hands on experience. I cared for many women that were malnourished and suffered from extreme poverty. I was able to attend over 200 births and was the primary midwife for 90 births. I completed my schooling through Newlife International School of Midwifery in July 2013 (accredited through National College of Midwifery) and passed the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) Board Exam in August of 2013. In January 2014 I joined New Birth Midwifery and will begin my career. I love being a midwife and I still can’t believe that I get to do this as my job!