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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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


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

MMA Director

Blooming Moon Midwifery, LLC

Phone: 662-269-4643

Email: [email protected]


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 & Wholistic Wellness

*Registered NARM Preceptor

Phone: 251-463-2426

Email: [email protected]


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]


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)

MMA Assistant Director

Heritage Birth Services

Phone: 601- 670-6563

Email: [email protected]


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

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

MMA Director of Public Affairs

Phone: 601-506-9446

Email: [email protected]


Serving select Mothers within 2 hours of Mendenhall, MS

Christa, Apprentice Midwife, Childbirth Educator, & Lactation Counselor

MMA Secretary & Treasurer

Phone: 662 501 9467

Email: [email protected]


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