About Peaceful Beginnings

Peaceful Beginnings Midwifery Service is the private midwifery practice of Kate Shantz, CNM, a certified nurse-midwife who serves families seeking maternity care in home or birth-center settings in northern Indiana and southern Michigan (often referred to as “Michiana”).

Kate offers care for the maternal year, including pre-conception counseling; comprehensive prenatal care, which includes routine visits, laboratory and screening services and referrals for additional services like ultrasound; comprehensive birth services that include care for both mother and newborn; and post-partum care until at least six weeks past the baby’s birthday.

Kate also offers limited well-woman care including pregnancy planning, contraception, recommended routine labs and exams, and health counseling.

Watch a 5-minute video about the philosophy and services of Peaceful Beginnings Midwifery Service: