The Deep Roots Team

Deep Roots Birth and Wellness was born from the dream of offering birth and wellness services in our rural community. We sought education in health and wellness through different meandering paths, ways, and trails. Ask us for our stories in person! Then we learned about each other and discovered our common passions and desire to help women in our home community.

We believe homebirth should be accessible, woman-led, mother-baby centered, and a normal family experience.

We partner with families navigating life and health in the childbearing years.

We offer individualized care for moms and their families.

Meet Kim

My name is Kim Brenneman. I am a Christ-follower, wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. A lover of all things creative, I love to write, garden, cook, sew, decorate, and plan events in my home and am an out-of-the-box thinker who likes to ask “Why”. I love helping women create beautiful lives and facilitating the best birth possible.

I had my first baby at age twenty back in 1991. At that time, I didn’t know midwifery was even thing, I had only read about it in historical books and novels. I did know that babies and children are a gift from heaven and thoroughly enjoyed my years as a mom to little children (and now teen and adult children). I went on to have nine children and a variety of birth experiences! By the time I was pregnant with my sixth I had finally started to educate myself on pregnancy and birth and question the status quo at my provider’s office and the hospital setting. I also learned that midwifery is still a profession and, in fact, is the norm in some parts of the country and world; that a woman goes to an OB if she has health risk that indicates she needs more in-depth care.

Midwifery became a pet topic of mine and I began to read extensively on it in the following years. When my youngest was a preschooler, I trained to become a doula. My goal was to dip my toes in the birth world and see if I was truly being called to midwifery. I then started working with local midwives (they did exist!) and discovered at my first birth with them, that “YES” I love midwifery and there was no going back.

I worked in the local home birth world for a couple of years and began training to become a Certified Professional Midwife. Then we had a dramatic life shift and moved across the country. There, I chose to follow the Certified Nurse-Midwife route towards full practice which allows me to practice anywhere in the country, have a broader scope of care, and the ability to prescribe necessary medications if a situation called for it.

Deep Roots Birth and Wellness is the culmination of many years of study, practice, and preparation. My goal is that every woman feel listened to, cared for, and empowered in her health journey so that she feels good, able, and fit to do what her unique calling is.

Meet Jamie

Hey there, my name is Jamie Cady. I was born and raised in the Wellman area where I live with my husband and four kids. I have been in the healthcare field for 17 years. I recently graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. I have been practicing as a Registered Nurse for the last 14 years mostly in a hospital setting.

I thrive to find a more holistic and natural way of care for my family, myself and give back to the community with everything natural that I can!

In my spare time you can find myself and my family outside either doing yard work, gardening, snow activities in the winter, or even just sitting outside. My favorite place besides Iowa is the beach, any beach, but mostly Florida beaches along highway 30A where the water is clear blue and the sand is soft white. I love to go for walks and listen to a good book and I always look forward to planning our next trip to Florida with family and friends.

Jamie Cady,

Midwife Assistant, Registered Nurse, BSN

We love our passion! Truly, it’s a calling. We get to listen to women’s stories, meet needs, and provide real answers.

“there has to be something more”
“this doesn’t make sense”
“wait a minute”

Our Mission…

…is to help mothers achieve their personal expectations for birth through providing supportive caregivers through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.

We trust The birthing process is a natural and normal physiological event that requires intervention only when necessary.

We honor Women and their families deserve respect, dignity, compassion, and care in this vulnerable period of life.

We believe With support and advocacy, women are empowered to learn and create better childbirth experiences.

Our purpose We are supportive guides in your journey through the childbearing years.

Are we your midwives?

A trusting relationship is vital for the midwife-client relationship and necessary for a mutual fit. Positive health outcomes and positive relationship outcomes are important and we put effort into assessing each client’s candidacy. We value everyone’s birth choices and part of that is respecting your rights and ability to choose your birth team.

Families we partner with

  • Low-risk candidates for out-of-hospital care
  • Prefer a homebirth setting
  • Desire true informed-consent care with all the knowledge, risks, and benefits
  • Recognize that healthcare is more than clinical treatment and includes mental, emotional, and spiritual care

Birth Services you partner with

  • Make space and time for answering your questions
  • Consider options that are best for you and your unique situation
  • Openly talk about safety, risks, plans for complications, and limitations
  • Value family, work-life balance, and self-care which means you have healthy, well-rested, and enthusiastic providers