Midwives are trained professionals with expertise and skills in supporting women to maintain healthy pregnancies and have optimal births and recoveries during the postpartum period. Midwives provide women with individualized care uniquely suited to their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs. Midwifery is a woman-centered empowering model of maternity care that is utilized in all of the countries of the world with the best maternal and infant outcomes such as The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Canada.
Meet the Midwife
Shannon Greika is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and Indiana licensed Certified Direct Entry Midwife (CDEM) offering home birth services in Central Indiana. Shannon graduated from Midwives College of Utah with an Associates of Science in Midwifery. Her journey into midwifery has been a long one starting with the birth of her own children. Each birth transformed her in so many ways which gave her a calling to serve mothers and babies.
Shannon’s career in birth services first began as a doula certified through Doulas of North America (DONA) working for Community Heath Network and in private practice. Shannon then apprenticed with a home birth certified nurse midwife for 3 1/2 years and birth assisted for several other home birth midwives. She also spent 6 weeks in the Philippines working in a high volume birth center delivering babies as a student midwife under supervision. Shannon currently resides in Bargersville with her husband and three children.
Secretary of Indiana Midwives Association
Adult CPR Certified
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certified
S.T.A.B.L.E Course Certified
Completed Certified Lactation Specialist training
Gail Tully's Spinning Babies and Shoulder Dystocia Workshop
Vaginal Breech Workshop by Dr. Peter O'Neil, Dr. Frank Louwen, & Betty-Anne Daviss, RM
Birth Emergencies Skills Training (B.E.S.T) taught by Andrea Dixon, CNM
Numerous local skills workshops taught by local midwives
Founding organizer of Preserving Indiana Birth Choices (Red Tent Event)
Midwives view pregnancy and birth as a natural, physiological process that the body is designed for. In most cases, giving birth is typically best and safest when left undisturbed as much as possible. However, at times intervention is needed and midwives are trained to identify when things fall outside of normal. Midwives are continually evaluating during the pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum period for risk factors or identification of problems that require transfer of care or consultation with a physician. Pregnancy and birth are also best supported with good nutrition, personal responsibility by the mother for the pregnancy, and attentive clinical management throughout the childbearing cycle. Midwifery care includes the family in the decision making process working together as a collaborative team giving individualized care in an unhurried environment. And lastly, giving birth is a powerful, life-changing experience, where babies, as well as mothers, are born.
Shannon Greika, CPM, CDEM
Divine Birth Midwifery is an equal opportunity provider, appreciating diversity, and does not discriminate based on age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. Jeremiah 1:5