Though childbirth moved into the hospital system in the early 1900s, many people continue to choose to give birth at home. Home births are attended by certified professional midwives and allow for the freedom and comfort of birthing in a familiar space. Research shows that home birth is a safe option for healthy, low risk pregnancies and can result in fewer interventions. 

Lila Fischer, CPM

Rosehip Midwifery Martha's Vineyard

Lila Fischer has served women and families on the Vineyard since 2010. She was trained at Maternidad La Luz Midwifery School in El Paso, Texas. She apprenticed with renowned Mexican midwife Angelina Martinez and Nantucket midwife Sybille Andersen. She then served at Mother Health International, Uganda. She opened her homebirth practice in 2014. Lila loves working with mothers and babies.

Danielle Kilroy, CPM, LM, CD

Home Born Midwifery

Danielle studied midwifery at The Matrona in Asheville, NC and completed a two year apprenticeship before starting Home Born Midwifery in 2012. She has served families throughout New England and Wisconsin, and is delighted to be offering her services on Martha's Vineyard. In her spare time she gardens, hikes with her dog, crochets, and volunteers as an on-call sexual assault advocate.