Well Rounded Momma provides pregnancy, birth and postpartum support in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. We provide various workshops, classes and seminars that support holistic pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding and parenting. WRM is comprised of Independent Contractors such as: Doulas, Childbirth Educators, Energy Workers, Herbalists, Lactation Professionals, and Midwives who provide one-on-one consultations and facilitate groups, workshops and classes.
In 2006, the founder of WRM, Sherry Hopkins, came together with other birth professionals in the valley to share an office space where Midwives and Doulas could provide care. In 2007, with popularity increasing, WRM was born, a store was opened in the front lobby and educational classes and support groups were added for expectant parents.
On January 2013, WRM attempted to open the only free standing birth center in Southern Nevada, called The Homestead. Clients had the ability to rent a room in the beautiful home and be attended by a home birth midwife. Unfortunately, by autumn of the same year the landlord passed away and WRM was forced to either buy the home outright or move. The decision was made that WRM would move back to an office space.
In The Media
WRM and our professionals are always seeking ways to change maternity care in Southern Nevada for the betterment of mothers and families. Over the years, we have been mentioned in news outlets, including the Las Vegas Review Journal, Channel 8 & Channel 13.
NPR Desert Companion, Sherry Hopkins, midwife and founder, Well Rounded Momma
Footage from the 2015 Improving Birth Rally
WHO IS WELL ROUNDED MOMMA?
WRM, LLC is a Member Managed LLC. All of our affiliates are independent contractors and Directors volunteer time to WRM and the community at large.
WRM Managing Members:
The mission of Well Rounded Momma is to reduce unnecessary birth interventions, increase and promote normal, spontaneous labor and vaginal delivery, improve breastfeeding success rates, minimize mother-baby separations, and promote healthy family attachment. We believe that pregnancy and childbirth is a rite of passage. We support a person’s right to choose their care provider and location of birth. We strive to provide compassionate, accessible, and non-judgmental education and resources for both birth professionals and clients. WRM promotes and provides care using the newest evidence plus traditional practices that support and bring together families. In this way, WRM strives to create a positive fiscal impact on our nation’s health care system and, most importantly, restore dignity and joy to the birthing process.
We fully support the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative.
We recognize and appreciate the following efforts;
• The United States Midwifery Education, Regulation and Association (US MERA) Workgroup has been using a facilitated process to establish common ground in maternity care and midwifery. The US MERA Workgroup includes representatives from: MANA, NACPM, NARM, MEAC, ACNM, ACME and ACMB.
• The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and wellbeing of mothers, babies, and families. Our mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. This evidence-based mother-, baby-, and family-friendly model focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs.
• The International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization (IMBCO) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization created to develop, regularly update, and promote the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative (IMBCI): 10 Steps to Optimal Maternity Services worldwide.The purpose of the IMBCI 10 Steps is to improve care throughout the childbearing continuum in order to save lives, prevent illness and harm from the overuse of obstetric technologies, and promote health for mothers and babies around the world.