Meet the Midwife
Midwife Amy married her sweetheart, Jeremiah, in 1994 and together they welcomed their 6 children. Jeremiah’s Army career took their family to many different places, and they made each their home. During their travels, Amy has enjoyed both the teaching and learning aspects of raising children, homeschooling and helping women and their families welcome beautiful blessings into the world.
She first fell in love with pregnancy and childbirth as a young child. That spark was rekindled when she coached a friend through her birth and assisted with breastfeeding in the 1990s. She continued attending births and providing lactation support until 2006 when she added Childbirth Educator to her job description. As her children continued to grow and began to spread their wings, she also spread hers and continued growing in her passion for birth work. In January 2016, she started her formal journey to become a midwife and made her dream a reality in May 2018 – certifying and licensing as a midwife in the State of Virginia.
Her personal experiences with pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding gives her a unique ability to understand challenges and empathize with her clients while her education and experience as a midwife, doula, and childbirth educator allow her to provide them with specialized, professional care.
Midwife Amy has a degree in Midwifery from Midwives College of Utah and maintains certification with the North American Registry of Midwives and active licensure as a Midwife in the State of Virginia. She is also a certified doula, childbirth educator, and maintains up to date certification in CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation.
• • • Midwife Amy’s Philosophy • • •
I believe that education is the greatest tool to overcoming fear; the body was created to nurture, grow and deliver healthy babies. Every woman has the ability to feel the needs of her body and respond to those needs, and in doing so fall in love with her birth experience. My motto is, “It’s your body, your baby, your birth and your choice!” It is my goal to support you in this precious time.
I was raised in Alabama. Pineapples have long been recognized as symbols of welcoming and warmth, in the south especially. They have to be grown with very specific conditions just like a growing baby. Pineapples were used to adorn the entries, dining rooms and staircases of homes where guest may be staying. It is my desire to help families welcome new babies into their families with that same traditional warmth that is felt when a guest arrives. Pineapples are sweet, but a bit prickly at times and they have a tough core. That description fits me perfectly as I serve mothers and their families. I strive to be sweet and loving while being firm when the situation needs it.