Midwifery is Catching

The first hands that ever touch a person in this world........

should be filled with love, patience, gentleness, wisdom, and nurturing care and concern.

A Mother..... A Midwife.

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Midwives

Definitions per MMA Bylaws

Midwife -- A person who oversees women in their childbearing years and beyond. By providing care during antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods, and may also provide well-women care, pre-puberty, and puberty care.

CPM – Certified Professional Midwife; those women who have competed the requirements to be certified by NARM as a CPM.

DEM – Direct Entry Midwife; those women who can document 50 homebirths in the last 10 years at which the midwife provided primary care.

LM – Licensed Midwife; a woman who has met the requirements of her state to receive a licensure from her state’
CNM – Certified Nurse Midwife; has me the national requirements for licensure.

MMA Midwives

Supporting Midwives to Support Families

Kris Harper, CPM (Certified Professional Midwife)

Special Delivery Women's Services, LLC

Phone: 662-812-6115

www.MSMidwife.com

Address: 9086-C Pigeon Roost Rd., Olive Branch, MS 38654

Serving Women and their families in a two hour radius from my office in Olive Branch. 

Toni Hill, DEM (Direct Entry Midwife), CLC

Blooming Moon Midwifery, LLC

Phone: 662-269-4643

Email: [email protected]

WWW.TupeloMidwife.com

Address: 1800 West Main Street

Suite 201B

Tupelo, MS 38801

Traditional holistic midwifery; individualized prenatal, birth. and postpartum care; breastfeeding support, infant assessments, well-woman consults; classes in childbirth, breastfeeding and car seat safety.

Renata Hillman, CPM (Certified Professional Midwife)

Birthing Options' Traditional Midwifery Care & Wellness

*Registered NARM Preceptor

Phone: 251-463-2426

Email: [email protected]

www.Birthing-Options.com

Office Days and Hours: Thursday and Friday / 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Serving a 1 1/2 hour radius of Lucedale, MS

Offering complete Midwifery Care; including prenatal care, childbirth classes, birth services, postpartum care, newborn assessment, and breastfeeding support.

Missy Padgett, CPM (Certified Professional Midwife)

Full Circle Midwifery

Phone: 901-828-8019

Email: [email protected]

MemphisMidwife.com

Address: 4762 West Commerce Street

Hernando, MS 38632

Serving 1.5 hours from Hernando, MS.

Services provided include: Prenatal, birth, postpartum care, and childbirth classes as well as well woman care, well baby care, and breastfeeding support.

Melinda Thigphen, DEM (Direct Entry Midwife)

Heritage Birth Services

Phone: 601- 670-6563

Email: [email protected]

HeritageBirthServices.net

Centrally located in Bay Springs and serving a two-hour radius.

Lindsay Huckabee, DEM (Direct Entry Midwife)

Birth Services

Phone: 228-760-4395

Email: [email protected]

Serving the MS gulf coast

Apprentices, Assistants, and Students

  Definitions per MMA's Bylaws


Midwife Assistant -- A person whose purpose is in rendering assistance to a midwife during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum and well-woman care process. An assistant performs in a non-primary role and is capable of decision making with supervision of a midwife.


Apprentice -- A person who is currently attending the antepartum, intrapartum and
postpartum process in the capacity as student and an assistant. The apprentice is committed to learning the practice of midwifery. These women will be identified as apprentices by midwife members of MMA.


Student Midwife -- A woman without an apprenticeship who is actively studying midwifery and can provide documentation of a course of study. 

MMA Members

Supporting to Serv

Laurie Price, Apprentice Midwife & Childbirth Assistant


Phone: 601-506-9446

Email: [email protected]

LauriekPrice.com

Serving select Mothers within 2 hours of Mendenhall, MS

Christa, Apprentice Midwife, Childbirth Educator, & Lactation Counselor


Phone: 662 501 9467

Email: [email protected]

www.tupelomidwife.com

Currently serving as an Apprentice Midwife, Childbirth Educator, and Lactation Counselor at Blooming Moon Midwifery

Lauren Bettis, Student Midwife & Doula


Phone: 816- 469-3340

Email: [email protected]

www.BlessedNaturalBirth.com

Serving select  within 2 hours of Mobile, AL