Augustine’s focus is finely attuned to the process of letting go and opening to the unknown in labor and in life. She loves leading retreats and circles and illuminating the PATH for women hesitant about the unknown. She paves the way for personal transformation with the women she works with, allowing the expansive development of self-confidence, empowerment, and intuition.
Augustine is a trusted, skilled, midwife. She respects a woman’s need for the empowering feeling of being undisturbed during labor, but balances this attention to the sacred rite of passage with 17 years experience attending births in hospitals, birth centers, and homes in rural, urban and suburban environments in the US and abroad. She now utilized that breadth experience to midwife transitions in all phases of life for men, women, couples, organizations and businesses.
She is an artist and loves working with her hands, particularly sculpting in snow, ice, clay, wax and metal. Augustine is a true renaissance woman with many skills in many areas, but takes great pride in her gardening and cooking, seeing it as living art - nourishing our hearts and bellies.
Augustine is also an accomplished management executive with a strong social-entrepreneurial heart and in addition to owning a modern community-centered birth center in Oregon, Augustine also teaches and consults around the country for birth centers and new midwives opening or expanding their practices. She is also writing a book for parents and editing a film project due out summer 2017.