Whitni Nelson

Pregnancy and Birth Consultant

Labor Doula

 

My name is Whitni Nelson. I am a Natural Childbirth Consultant. I have been studying natural childbirth and midwifery since 1992. I attended my first home birth when I was 16 as a nanny. I was so inspired by the magnificent power of this woman giving birth and the midwives supporting her. I knew at that moment that I wanted to be involved in the midwifery community. I officially began my study of midwifery during the pregnancy of my first son. I knew that I wanted to experience childbirth naturally and in the comfort of my own home.

Inspired by that experience, I dove into the study of midwifery. I began my apprenticeship in 1994 after the birth of my second son. Since then I have been assisting women and families throughout the childbearing years as a direct-entry midwife, birth consultant, doula, childbirth educator, and herbal, nutrition, and exercise consultant. 

I have given birth to three healthy boys at home. With each birth I had amazing midwives and doulas by my side. These experiences have shaped my life and given me excellent tools to share with women and families as they journey on the path of conscious childbirth. I have complete faith in the birthing process and in women's ability to give birth naturally.

I live in Victor, Idaho at the foot of the Teton Mountains. My husband and I own a family restaurant, The Knotty Pine. We grow a large organic garden to provide fresh vegetables and herbs to our community. I am passionate about good health in mind, body and spirit, through good nutrition, exercise, and time in nature. We live to ski, hike, bike, fly fish, travel, raft, garden, and play outside! It is my honor to guide families through the childbearing years!