Hi! I am Richelle Jolley and I have been assisting childbirth in the home as a Certified Professional Midwife for 21 years. With two decades of wonderful experiences welcoming babies into this world, I have developed specialties in twin pregnancy and birth, and in breech delivery. It is my joy to support each woman on her unique journey into motherhood. Pregnancy and childbirth are beautiful, divinely-designed processes that take a woman through a journey of searching, discovery, expansion and empowerment, culminating in the expression of all that she has now become as a mother. My sincere desire is to assist families in creating a beautiful, peaceful, faith-enhancing, and enriching birth for themselves and their babies.
Graduate of Midwives College of Utah (2000)
Neonatal Resuscitation (2020)
Utah Midwives Organization
I offer comprehensive prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care, including ample time at prenatal checkup appointments to address any questions or concerns my clients have, and taking time to build a connection. I am also available to address questions or concerns, via text, phone or email, that may show up any time between appointments. I assist normal singleton pregnancy, twin pregnancy, breech, and VBAC clients. I am knowledgeable in the fields of nutrition and healing modalities to assist in maintaining optimal health throughout the childbearing year.
I decided to do a home birth when I was 35 weeks pregnant, and my friend recommended Richelle to me and boy am I glad she did! I was pregnant with my fourth child and I’ve NEVER received such optimal and gentle care with any of my pregnancies until Richelle. She has so many gifts and helped me feel so confident and comfortable in this spontaneous decision I made for myself with home birth. It turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences of my life and really owe it all to Richelle. She is exceptional in every way and I’m so grateful to know her as a person!
- Eliza J.
Richelle Jolley wow, so many incredible things about her. I could not have asked for better care. She was so personal, listened intently, always uplifted me to listen to my mothers intuition and encouraged me to get educated. She was extremely personal and professional with how she handled my care. She felt just like another friend who cared deeply about me. I wasn't just a number to her. I can't recommend her enough. I will forever have such a special place for her in my heart. And I hope to use her care again.
- taylee w.
Richelle takes her job seriously, wants the best for people and cares deeply about what is best for her client’s health. I am so grateful to her for helping our second daughter come into this world in our home. It was definitely a spiritual experience and Richelle helped to facilitate that in every aspect. Thank you for such a beautiful service you provided Richelle! 🙏🏼
- Andrea W.
After having 4 babies in a hospital, one of which turned into a c-section I was ready to have baby number 5 at home. I was quickly drawn to Richelle's vast knowledge on diet/supplements/ birthing process and let's just say her "bedside manner" was far superior than I've even been treated. I came to her severely anemic, she quickly got my numbers up with some work on my diet and with supplements. I've never felt so healthy and full of energy as I did with this pregnancy and her help. She always made me feel comfortable and calmed my fears of having a baby at home with the knowledge she has. The big day came and she didn't let me down. She helped me get into positions that eased my pain and to help baby come. She was great with helping my hubby know how he could use counter pressure to help me. She let me use my own intuition and instincts to know what I should do next. I've always gone into labor with such fear and anxiety. Things were so different, I felt calm, in control and safe. The empowerment was unreal. Baby came quickly without any problems. After the placenta was delivered I began to hemorrhage. I've always had bleeding issues and so this was something I feared. Rochelle quickly acted with a shot of pitocin in my thigh, different tinctures to stop my bleeding and holding down on my uterus for over an hour to make sure the bleeding had stopped. If I was in the hospital I would have been freaking out. I feel like things would have escalated quickly into a scary outcome if I had been in a hospital. I felt very safe with Richelle and didn't panic or feel In any danger. She knew what she was doing and it was obvious. By far this was my best birth. I loved it. I will never birth in a hospital again. If another baby happens in my future I will definitely be giving Richelle a call. She was my angel and taught me so much through the process.
- Katie W.
Absolutely loved working with Richelle. I interviewed several midwives before deciding that Richelle ticked all our boxes for our home birth. She's very experienced, she's not transfer happy, she views birth as a very spiritual and sacred event, she's known as the expert in twin births, she takes a lot of time each appointment to make sure you're well taken care of, and much much more. My husband as well felt so comfortable with Richelle. You're well taken care of in her hands. Definitely recommend!
- Mandy K.
Richelle is a phenomenal midwife. I had a rather traumatic homebirth my first time and for my second I was a little bit hesitant. When I met with Richelle she answered my questions and concerns and gave ideas on how to optimize my health in support of my goals and capabilities. During Delivery I couldn't have asked for a more supportive person. She was there for me in every way I needed. So grateful for her. My husband was also a little cautious having a home birth but after wards he thanked Richelle and said he would do a home birth again and she made it an amazing experience for him as well with coaching him on how to support me and our little guy coming into the world. Thanks Richelle for restoring my faith in a supportive home birth!
- Julie G.
I was in good hands with Richelle as my midwife. I was able to have a successful and safe VBAC at home. Richelle knew all the right positions and techniques to help the baby come down the birth canal. She was supportive, and caring during my entire pregnancy and helped to prepare me physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually for this experience. She is very knowledgeable in her field and knows a lot about nutrition and herbs that were helpful during birth and postpartum. I am so grateful for Richelle and will use her services again.
- Megan T.