Meet the Team:
Helping women and their partners to embrace the childbirth experience with informed decisions regarding their pregnancies in conjunction with preserving these prenatal, birth and newborn moments through artistic photography are Kim’s life passions. As a doula she supports mothers and their partners through the maze of labor and delivery with education, trust and compassion so they can participate in the birthing process according to their desires for their baby and their birth experience. As a birth photographer she supports mothers and their partners by preserving these amazing physical and emotional changes from prenatal maternity portraits to modest labor and birth photography and then after with newborn portraits. Her experience extends beyond her 18 years in the photography industry and the many couples she has supported through labor and into her own five births, all of which were completely unique-starting with emergency cesarean and ending with successful vaginal deliveries.
Kim has shared her experiences in birth with the St. Louis chapter of ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network), an organization that offers resources for and promotes awareness of vaginal birth after cesareans (VBAC). Kim continually furthers her expertise and skill with many issues relating to pregnancy, birth, postpartum and newborn care through mentorships, classes and seminars. Kim is the creator of BebeWithin pregnancy bowls, maintains The Birthing Room and also serves families through her portrait studio and doula services at Kimberly Collins Birth Services.
Kim is a mother of five children, three boys and two girls, was brought up in a small Kentucky town, married her high school sweetheart and is a free flowing follower of Christ.
Trisha is passionate about unassisted birth, midwifery, and birth empowerment, which has led to a strong activism role in many forms, including Area Coordinator for the Rolla Area Friends of Missouri Midwives since 2006. Trisha works part time at The Public House Brewing Company, which she co-owns with her husband and friends. She enjoys gardening, cooking, touring wineries and an array of other things she can never seem to find time for.
Trisha lives with her husband of 12 years and their 4 wonderful children. Her oldest was born at PCRMC, the three younger ones were both born at home, two attended by a midwife and the other unassisted.
Dr. Annise Neidrich began her lifelong yearning for knowledge at home, where she was inspired by childhood chiropractic care to pursue human function and wellness as a career. She has a Doctorate in Chiropractic and a Bachelors of Science in Human Anatomy, as well as additional training from International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Standard Process, Quantum Neurology, Advanced Nutrition, Webster Technique, Activator, Thompson and BEST techniques. She is fulfilling her life goal by serving the community, with a passion for pregnant women and families.
Molly taught private birth classes in the Rolla area from 2005-2013 and is certified by ALACE, ICEA, CAPPA, and Sacred Pregnancy. She has also trained as a prenatal yoga teacher, a prenatal fitness educator, postpartum doula, and as a birth art facilitator. Molly is the author of several books and has had essays published in various journals and magazines, including Midwifery Today, the International Journal of Childbirth Education, New Beginnings, and Pathways. Molly holds a master’s degree in social work with an emphasis in family and children’s services, a master’s degree in divinity, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has also been a La League Leader since 2005.
Molly is married to her wonderful husband Mark and they have three living sons and a daughter. Her oldest child was born in a freestanding birth center and the rest were born at home. She has a special interest in women’s spirituality, red tent work, and Goddess traditions and is currently a doctoral student at Ocean Seminary College. Molly blogs about birth, motherhood, and women’s issues at Talk Birth and she and Mark co-create birth art and jewelry at Brigid’s Grove.