Meet the Midwives
Midwife Amy, LM, CPM
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 Jessica, LM, CPM
My name is Jessica Baynes LM CPM who has joined Pineapple Babies Birth Services. I have been a Midwife for over 3yrs now, worked in a busy Birth Center in Richmond Va and have recently relocated back to Virginia Beach Va to be closer to family. My journey started when I was a wee child at the beautiful age of 5. I told my mother even then that I wanted to be “a lady that delivers babies”. I am pleased to say that my parents believed in me, nurtured me and set on me on the path to doing just that. On this beautiful journey that we all call life I have been granted the opportunity to learn from some highly intelligent Midwives and supportive staff unlike any other. I have seen so many beautifully amazing births from land, to water, to even the occasional car birth.
My job with Pineapple Babies will consist mostly of helping with the front desk and behind the scenes tasks while including some Prenatal Appointments. I am beyond thrilled to work alongside the Pineapple Babies Birth Services staff, and their special families.
Midwife Dev Honey, LM, CPM
Meet Dev, our newest midwife! Dev was well traveled before landing here in Virginia she ventured through six states and three countries to learn from other midwives and families. Before starting her journey as a midwife Dev worked as a Department of Defense Fitness Coordinator and a freestyle wrestling coach. Dev is a mother of four who enjoys a warm cup of coffee, a long walk with her dogs, rock climbing, stand-up paddle boarding, and reading.
• • • 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.