Evelynn Penna


We believe every life is a gift from God and has unique value and purpose.

We believe children are a blessing and pregnancy is the way God grows a family.

We believe pregnancy and birth are best when clients are intentional and vested in the preparation and educational process.

We believe in the informed consent process and trust parents to make decisions regarding their choices in pregnancy and birth.

We believe midwifery care is an appropriate choice for low-risk women.

We believe homes and birth centers are safe places for low-risk women to birth.

We believe that in the absence of special circumstances birth happens best when it evolves naturally without medical interventions.

We believe all women deserve to be treated with love, respect, kindness, and dignity.

We believe that women who want/need to birth in the hospital should also be treated with dignity and respect and can have a positive outcome with preparation and a proper birth team to support her.

We believe in the health and safety of the mother and baby; the midwife or client relationship is a mutual responsibility.

Brandi Thorne and Kathy Brace

Brandi Thorne, Certified Professional Midwife, and Kathy Brace, Midwife Practitioner, have more than 30 years of experience.  They practice Traditional Midwifery and offer home births, water births, VBAC’S and more. They provide education and direction to families who desire evidence based care.


It is our belief that pregnancy is not a disease, ailment, or deformity, but a natural function of women and a very special time when God forms another human being. Because of this, we are committed to helping mothers give birth naturally wherever they choose to have their baby. Please feel free to roam our FVM site and check out some of the helpful resources or send us a message from our contact page.

Our mission: To serve, support & assist couples in having a birth that is God-honoring, responsible, non-intrusive, natural and safe.

Mother and Baby

“The midwife herselfe shall sit before the labouring woman, and shall diligently observe and waite, how much, and after what means the child stireth itselfe, . . .

“Also the midwife must instruct and comfort the party, not only refreshing her with good meate and drinks, but also with sweet words. . . ”

From a German Midwifery Text
Published in 1513