As a Licensed Direct Entry Midwife in the state of Oregon, I have served the city of Salem, and the surrounding communities, for over 28 years.
My introduction to childbirth occurred in the 1960's while I was a student nurse at a teaching hospital. I found a lot of the medical intervention that was considered necessary at that time to be very frightening, so I determined to spend my career finding a better way for women to give birth.
After graduating from nursing school in 1968, I spent several years teaching childbirth education and assisting a chiropractor that was doing births in his clinic. In 1974 I became an obstetrics nurse at a small hospital where I was given even more responsibilities, and was able to learn how to handle a greater variety of circumstances involved in the birth process, and to improve my skills in labor management.
In 1980, I began assisting a few friends and relatives who chose to give birth at home, and I realized that I was ready to fulfill my true calling, that of Home Birth Midwife. Since then, I have attended hundreds of births, and each birth teaches me something new. I still find my career to be stimulating, uplifting and fulfilling.
Personal Note I am married with four grown children, and five grandchildren, some of whose pictures compliment these pages. Betty Griffith Aime
LDM Licensed Direct Entry Midwife 7745 Sunnyside Rd. SE Salem, OR
97306 (503) 362-2791 office, (503) 559-2681 cell (888) 362-2791 Toll