Kesha is an IBLCE and serves on the advisory board of a California based maternal health company. She has worked closely with The Big Push for Midwives and was a speaker at the Birth Rights Bar Association annual conference in 2018. These partnerships and the fact that Kesha had her son with a Midwife and Perinatal Coach has made her the go-to person for Birth Professionals when they have a legal issue to resolve.
Kesha began reviewing contracts for midwifery practices, lactation consultants, and perinatal coaches, and giving general business advice for the past 5 years and has been practicing law for the past 12 years.
Birth professionals should use professionally written contracts and forms. When contracts are written clearly and concisely in Plain English disputes with clients will be few and far between. Clearly identifying each party to the contract and what they are and aren’t obligated to do will minimize risk for the Birth Professional.
Boilerplate legal clauses usually aren’t included in Birth Professional contracts but should be. These clauses help ensure that a dispute is handled outside of the courts and in a predictable manner.