Women are the real experts in caring for their own bodies and
babies. Midwives help support that relationship.
When women are supported and cared for by midwives in a nurturing environment ...they can feel safe and give birth naturally...I learned this kind of care has a name.
It is called "midwifery"
When a woman touches her baby for the first time...her soul opens to a new intimacy...
· Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM), American Certification Midwifery Board (ACMB)
· APRN-CNM Licensed, OK Board of Nursing
· Registered Nurse (RN), OK Board of Nursing
· Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
· Basic Life Support (BLS)
· Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NPR)
· Oklahoma Midwives Alliance Inc. (OMA)
· American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
· Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners (AONP)
· American Association of Birth Centers (AABC)
Charlee Lacy, MSN, CNM is a 2017 graduate of Frontier Nursing University. She completed her undergraduate nursing degrees from Rose State College (Oklahoma) and Western Governors University (Utah).
Charlee has served home birthing women and families for more than 20 years, as a Senior-level direct-entry midwife, prior to pursuing nursing and nurse-midwifery degrees,
She delivered hundreds of babies during that time, and has a considerable amount of experience in midwifery; including homebirth, birth center and waterbirth services.
Charlee has been married to the love of her life for 30 years. They have 4 of the most amazing children together. Two were born in the hospital and 2 were born at home with midwifery care. They have 2 fantastic grand babies, who have also been nurtured through midwifery care.
After completing her career as a stay-at-home mom and homeschooling her children, Charlee began her pursuit of advanced midwifery education.
She worked in the Intensive Care Unit for Integris Medical Center for 4 years, while completing her Masters Degree in Nurse-Midwifery, exceeding all clinical hours and expectations specified by Frontier Nursing University. Her clinical experience allowed her to deliver more 40 babies in less than 6 months, at Cherokee Nation Indian Health Service (Oklahoma) and Evans Army Community Hospital (Fort Carson Army Base, CO).
Charlee has devoted her career to helping women embrace pregnancy, birth, and parenting and explore a love of life through these most rewarding and life-changing experiences.
Personal Notes.... :)
I believe women generally know what they want and what they feel is best for their healthcare.
Being safe, supported, valued, and respected are key ingredients in the care I provide, wherever and however a woman wants to birth.
My love for midwifery grew with birthing my own babies and when attending the birth of a friend...The care my friend received was such a stark contrast to my own hospital births. I wanted to offer low-risk women another option in their care and birthing experience.
Encouraging AND nurturing mothers as their babies are birthed naturally and prayerfully in the comfort of their own homes, continues to confirm my calling to midwifery.
i am grateful for my personal birth experiences and education, because they have helped me to have a very balanced view of both the medical and midwifery models of birth.
Next to God, my husband, and children, serving women through midwifery has brought the greatest joy to life. Midwifery is a calling and I love serving women and their families.
" Every birth is a loved-filled miracle, and I am grateful to offer women the
nurturing, safe, woman-centered care midwifery and homebirth provides."