Hello! My name is Brittany Hiller. I have spent most of my life living in the Boise area. My husband and I have been married for 29 years and have 3 children. I fell in love with birth through the birth of my own children. I became a DONA-certified doula in 2002, and began my journey in empowering women to make informed choices about their own pregnancy and birth. In 2003, I attended a birth as a doula for a friend of mine whom had chosen a birthing center birth-this began my journey into midwifery.
During the birth of my friend, the midwife in attendance asked me if I ever considered being a midwife, and at the time, I really thought that it wasn’t possible. I already had completed a Bachelor’s degree in social work at Boise State University and never thought I would go back to school. However, God had other plans for me. The more involved I became in birth and the midwifery community, it became clear to me that I was to become a midwife. I enrolled in the National College of Midwifery, and in 2007 obtained an Associate’s degree in midwifery and became a Certified Professional Midwife.
Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with several different practices and midwives in the Treasure Valley. In 2009, when the midwifery law passed in Idaho, I became a Licensed Midwife. I have had the opportunity to serve over 850 families. I am a preceptor for the National College of Midwifery, Midwives College of Utah, and Mercy in Action College of Midwifery. I am certified in Neonatal Resuscitation, certified in adult CPR/First Aid, and I have sat on the Idaho Midwifery Board as Region 3 Representative.
The call to midwifery and every birth I attend is a complete honor. In my free time, I love hanging out with my adult children and husband. I also enjoy working out at the gym, gardening, traveling, and hiking with my dogs.
Hello! My name is Jayme Crockett and I am a Licensed Midwife in Idaho. I grew up in beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and currently live in Boise, Idaho with my husband and 8 children. We love to spend time outside- hiking, biking, gardening and running around with our growing flock of chickens.
As a midwife, I feel it is important to build trust with families in pregnancy by offering trauma informed care and also encourage women to trust their intuition when making decisions. I love supporting families as they emotionally prepare for birth, by offering resources in the form of books, podcasts, websites and other birth professionals.
My journey to midwifery started when I had my first son at 19 years old. I was fascinated that my body was growing a baby, and so intrigued with how connected I felt to him. During my 3rd trimester I attended a labor and birth prep class taught by Marie, who was a 50-something year old (self-proclaimed) “birth activist”. I will forever be grateful to Marie because she taught me about the physiology of labor and birth, to surrender to the intensity of labor and most of all to trust my body and my baby to work together. After his birth, I sat on the hospital toilet, feeling more vulnerable than I had ever felt in my life. My nurse had a warm washcloth and started gently wiping down my legs. I will never forget the admiration on her face when she looked at me and said “Jayme, thank you for allowing me to be here and witness such a beautiful birth. I have never seen a mom surrender to labor like you did. You inspired me today.” Then she helped me put on my postpartum diaper and supported me as I took that glorious postpartum walk back to bed. Now, as the midwife, I fully understand the gratitude she expressed to me, and I am honored to be a part of each and every birth I am invited by families to attend.
Over the next several years I was given the opportunity to learn firsthand about birthing in different countries. I lived in Germany for 3 years and had 2 births in German hospitals. I also had 1 hospital birth in Texas. I lived in Doha, Qatar for 4 years, and had 1 hospital birth as well as 2 home births that were illegal in Qatar. During my preparation for those births I had to truly surrender and trust my intuition and my body because I did not trust the medical care that was available. I connected with a Canadian midwife living in Qatar that trusted birth so deeply, that she was willing to risk being arrested or banned from the country to attend my births. I will be forever grateful to her for creating a space for me to have such empowering births. My family moved back to the United States and a few years later my last son was peacefully born, in water, at home with midwives in Boise, Idaho.
I attended births as a Birth Photographer/Videographer & doula and I was grateful to connect with all different types of birth workers. I co-hosted a podcast called “Mindful Birth, Peaceful Earth” and also had the opportunity to stay on “The Farm” in Tennessee for a week, interviewing the midwives and helping shoot a documentary about The Farm history.
I graduated with a BSM from Midwives College of Utah. I am DONA doula trained, a Tummy Team Trained™ Birth Professional (pelvic floor therapy), I am certified with PTC to do Placenta
Encapsulation. I am a member of the Idaho Midwifery Council and also the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH).
Hey everyone! I’m Julianne (or Jewel), and I am a licensed midwife here in the state of Idaho. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Midwifery from Midwives College of Utah, where I am currently an educator and instructor for a few different classes. I live with my family in beautiful Boise, ID and my family consists of my two sweet sons, my fiancé, and our two German shorthaired pointers! We love it here in the PNW because there is so much opportunity to be outdoors in nature. I love that there is ample opportunity to support and enhance the community through midwifery here in the Treasure Valley. I am proud to be able to offer a specialized online home birth education course, Hello, Home Birth! for expectant families to prepare themselves for the duration of their pregnancy and/or postpartum months, as well as education and counseling on the importance of environmental toxins, nutrition, holistic health, & all things home birth (www.hellohomebirth.com). I am also so passionate about herbal medicine, so you can always catch me in the kitchen crafting some herbal goodness up! Lastly, I am the owner and creator of Descended Traditions, an Ayurvedic postpartum meal service serving nourishing and ancestral centered meals to new families in and around the Treasure Valley.
My journey to midwifery began with the first of my two pregnancies. Although I was young and completely unaware of the physiological birth process, my journey into motherhood with my first son shaped my future through learning about what birth simply SHOULDN'T be. My hospital birth experience was less than ideal and I knew that moving forward with any future pregnancies would require further education and investigation into something other than being in the hospital. Five years and an endless amount of research later, I had the dream home birth that every woman deserves.
Over the last 3 years I have worked in 2 different clinical home birth practices and with numerous community birth midwives in the Treasure Valley. I have established wonderful relationships with many birth workers and allopathic practitioners in the community and these clinical experiences have given me the opportunity to learn how impactful midwifery care can be. I am grateful and excited to be a part of this beautiful community.
Philosophy of Care: For the majority of my life, I have been the one in my group of friends who has constantly swam against the current. I conduct my life differently than most around me regarding everything from diet and nutrition to healthcare. We all have different religious views and have raised our families with different beliefs. Regardless, we continue to gather together and lean on each other in times of need. We are all human beings with one thing in common. We agree that we all love and respect each other no matter what decisions we make or how we have decided to live our lives and raise our children. The same will go for me in this part of my life. I plan on continuing to honor other people and their choices regarding their lives and their children. At the end of the day, I will only be a chapter in their book of life, and I will be there to provide support, encouragement and love as much as I can to help influence the positivity in their lives moving forward. I am passionate about midwifery for many reasons, but most of all, I am passionate about being someone who can help, empower and educate expectant mothers. I want expecting families to remember me not only for the service I provide them in a vulnerable time or the knowledge they gain, but for the experience they have. I believe that the experience in these situations are so important because leaving someone feeling empowered and liberated can be the first step to empowering the rest of the women in this world.