Moments of Bliss Midwifery Services is a home birth midwifery practice serving Central and Western Oklahoma. Started in 2014 by Dawn Karlin APRN-CNM, Moments of Bliss Midwifery Services is the culmination of Dawn’s dream to give women better choices.
Our mission is to provide expert care in a compassionate, culturally sensitive, and holistic manner. We celebrate the experience of pregnancy and childbirth as normal and healthy life events.
We encourage women to maintain good health through lifestyle and preventative medicine choices. Through education and teamwork, women will be empowered and families will be strengthened. We value each woman and each family as unique and will strive to tailor your care to fit your needs.
Meet the staff
Dawn KarlinCertified Nurse Midwife
I began my journey into birth work after the birth of my 18 year old twin boys. I really wanted a midwife for that pregnancy but I had a history of fast labor and the closest midwives to me were over an hour away. So I had a natural hospital birth and while the birth itself went well, the labor experience and postpartum experience was colored by grumpy, overworked nurses that had no time for me, my family, my unmedicated birth or my desire for a natural experience. The journey matters, the experience leaves an impression for a lifetime and after that birth experience, I began to question “why aren’t there more choices in childbirth for women in Oklahoma?” which eventually led to “I can do that, I can be the change that I want to see, I can be an option for better choices in childbirth in Oklahoma, particularly in western Oklahoma.” So I left the teaching profession and went back to school, studied to be a registered nurse, worked in labor and delivery for ten years while life happened: more babies, more school and eventually I was a midwife. I chose to work in a hospital for the first three years of my midwifery career to gain experience and knowledge in the fast framework of hospital practice, but out of hospital birth is where my heart has always been. God opened doors, showed me the path and led the way to opening Moments of Bliss Midwifery Services. We have now been open for two and a half years and I am ever so blessed and full of gratitude that I was able to take the leap of faith that brought us here.
I live in Weatherford, Oklahoma which puts me about an hour and fifteen minutes from our Oklahoma City clinic location. My husband and I have nine children and one most adorable grandson. Oh and one spoiled rotten bulldog-Peaches.
Dawn Karlin APRN-CNM is a certified nurse midwife with over six years of experience as a midwife and has been the primary provider for over 650 births. Dawn has worked closely with families helping their birth preferences become reality.
Certificates and Degrees
- Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) American College of Nurse Midwives & Licensed by the State of Oklahoma as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife- APRN-CNM 8/ 2010 to present
- Neonatal Resuscitation Provider 2002 to present
- Healthcare Provider CPR 2001 to present
- STABLE training 8/2007
- Master’s Degree in Nurse Midwifery University of Cincinnati 6/2010
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing 5/2008
- Associate’s Degree in Nursing 5/2002
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education 7/1997
Ashley LodermeierOffice Manager
We have an awesome facility that I am proud to work in! A great work environment and morale is always very high! We have smiling faces for everyone that walks through the door! I’m very happy to be a part of helping bring beautiful new life into this world!
I plan to further my education after RCC and obtain my bachelor’s in nursing.
Certificates and Degrees
- Binger-oney salutatorian for class of 2012
- Currently studying nursing at RCC