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Fara Bitter, CD LDEM CPM BS

 Fara Bitter is the owner of Mountain Creek Midwifery, LLC. She serves clients throughout the state of Utah.

She is a Licensed Direct-Entry Midwife and a Certified Professional Midwife with

over 23 years of experience. She is a Certified HypnoDoula and taught Hypnobirthing Childbirth Education classes for 10 years. She has attended hundreds of births.

 

She has over 12 years of experience working as a in high-volume birth centers managing 60-90 births per year. She specializes in client centered care and is dedicated to helping them have their best birth. She values connecting with each client and designs her care to develop a relationship and connection with each client.

     Fara believes that clients are the best decision-makers for their care. She provides informed consent and education throughout the entire pregnancy and birthing experience.

 

 

 

 

Fara first was introduced to birth as a teenager witnessing both home and hospital births and attending a homebirth as a doula for a family member. This sparked a passion for birth within her and she soon started attending Midwifery School. 

         She started her formal Midwifery education in 1998 at the Utah College of Midwives. She became a Doula in 2000, a Childbirth Educator, and a Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner in 2001. She is also a Certified Hypnobabies Doula. She started her midwifery apprenticeship and internship with Heather Johnston at BirthWise Maternity Care in 2006. She had an extensive internship which was completed in 2013.

 

         In 2015 she became a Certified Professional Midwife and a Licensed Direct-Entry Midwife. She has extensive experience working as an Advanced Primary Midwife in busy birth centers throughout Utah including Better Birth and BirthWise. Both birth centers managed 60-90 births per year.

         

       Fara had all her babies at home and understands what it is like preparing as an expectant parent for out-of-hospital birth. Her experience helps families navigate the many decisions that parents make in their preparations for birth.

 

 She also works with local Midwives to calibrate and cover when needed. She also currently serves as the Secretary on the board of the Utah Midwives Organization. She received her Associate's Degree in Science in 2022 and her Bachelor's Degree of Science with an emphasis on Public Health Education and Promotion in 2024. Additional experience includes an internship at the Utah Department of Health and Human Resources Perinatal Mortality Review Committee. Elected Utah Midwife state board member for EDHI.

 

Additionally, Fara is the Operations Manager for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services research project Study of Associated Risks of Stillbirth (SOARS).

Her Story

Love For Teaching

 She loves to work with students. She is dedicated to teaching the art of midwifery to the next generation of Midwives. Education is a key value at Mountain Creek Midwifery.

Fara Bitter is a Certified NARM Preceptor and Midwives College of Utah Preceptor. 

 

She loves to work with students. She is dedicated to teaching the art of midwifery to the next generation of Midwives. Education and consent are key values at Mountain Creek Midwifery.

Fara Bitter is a Certified NARM Preceptor and Midwives College of Utah Preceptor. 

Lifetime of Learning

Fara is dedicated to education. She is a Licensed and Certified Midwife, Certified Doula and a Childbirth Educator. Additionally, she holds a Bachelors Degree in Public Health Education and Promotion. She is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care to everyone throughout the state of Utah. 

Students

Current students include Devan Walquest and Emilie Moore.

All of our students are certified in Neonatal Resuscitation, and CPR and have received Doula training.

Graduated and past students include Bonnie Baker, Karina Robinson, and Halie Moore.

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