Informational Sessions

Believe Midwifery Services, LLC offers a number of talks in effort to educate the community about other options for healthcare than conventional medicine. While there certainly are necessary attributes in this model, much of our healthcare needs are not well served with this approach. Dr. Lane is dedicated to teaching the community about complementary and alternative approaches to chronic disease management, anxiety and depression, menopause, infertility, allergies, chronic pain, thyroid disease and pregnancy.

If you are interested in hosting any one of her talks, please call our office at 317-434-2229 and Kristin would be happy to set up a convenient time. Each talk is free, offered both within our office and within the community, and are open to anyone with interest.

Homebirth Informational Sessions

Join Dr. Lane as she shares her love for midwifery and how our midwifery team can best serve your healthcare needs!

Our one-hour group informational session is offered each week as an opportunity for potential clients to meet with Dr. Lane and learn about our maternity program. We will offer a peek at what membership entails and discuss if you might be a good client for our practice.

Informational sessions are group sessions and therefore, in effort for everyone to hear the discussion and have opportunity to ask questions, it can prove helpful to find alternative childcare for active children. Our practice is busy, and discerning. Dr. Lane can not accept everyone. We desire a mutually enjoyable birth experience and hope these information sessions will help each of us determine if our practice would be a good fit for your needs.

Upcoming Homebirth Information Sessions

Healing Your Thyroid

This talk will discuss the primary goal of thyroid treatment from a functional medicine viewpoint. Dr. Lane’s mission is to dig into why the thyroid stops working optimally, and then discern how best to promote healing. Why does the body sometimes attack the thyroid, and what can be done about it? Can the thyroid be healed before other issues present? Why do physicians only recommend pharmaceuticals? What alternative options are available?

Dr. Lane will share how we approach care of the thyroid, and how we work towards healing. Root causes will be explored, as well as treatment regimens. Functional medicine seeks to heal the roots, not just treat the symptoms and we have a program of care specifically for this purpose.

Upcoming Thyroid Talks

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Food For Thought

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"It is much more important to know what sort of patient has a disease than what sort of disease a patient has."

Sir William Osler


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"Happiness is underrated and critically important to health. Seriously! Unfortunately, many people just have no idea how to be happy."

Aviva Romm

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"Physicians simply do not have time to be what patients want them to be: open-minded, knowledgeable teachers and caregivers who can hear and understand their needs."

Snyderman and Weil

Food for Thought #1

"They say that time changes things. But you actually have to change them yourselves."

Andy Warhol

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"To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking."

Johann Wolfgang von Goether

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"Birth isn’t about avoiding one set of realities in favor of another. It’s about embracing all facets of birth--contradictory, messy, or unpleasant as some might be--as vital to the whole."

Rixa Freeze PhD

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"Why I appreciate being a certified nurse-midwife, as opposed to choosing another route for midwifery: I feel learning the science is vital so the art of midwifery is safe and effective."

Dr. Penny Lane, nurse-midwife

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"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser."


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"To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."

Anatole France

Food for Thought

"Science and uncertainty are inseparable companions. Beware of those who are very certain about things. There are no absolute truths in biological sciences - only hypotheses... 'We need to train medical students and residents more in the art of uncertainty and less in the spirit that everything can be known or that it even needs to be known.'"

Grimes (1986)

Food for Thought

"American physicians are rewarded for doing things to patients, not for keeping them well."

Grimes, 1986

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"The false idol of technology. 'Having a widget screwed into one's scalp has become an American birthright.'"

Grimes, 1986

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"Between 1985 and 1987, a hospital instituted a successful program to reduce its cesarean rate. The rate fell from 18% to 12%, losing the hospital $1 million in revenues - no small sum in those days."

Goer & Romano, 2012, p 37

Food for Thought

"Obstetricians are much more likely to perform a cesarean when they wrongly believe the baby weighs 4000 g or more based on sonographic estimates than when the baby actually weighs this much but the obstetrician did not suspect it."

Goer & Romaro, 2012, p 35

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"If you play God, you will be blamed for natural disasters."

Marsden Wagner (2006)

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"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't."

Anatole France

Food for Thought #3

"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth also is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers, who trust themselves and know their inner strength."

Barbara Katz Rothman PhD (1996)

Food for Thought #4

"Believe there is always, always, always a way. When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't."

Thomas Edison

Food for Thought #5

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

Arthur Schopenhauer

Food for Thought #2

"Yet you brought me safely from my mother’s womb and led me to trust you at my mother’s breast."

Psalm 22:9