Lindsay and Jamie are Certified Professional Midwives, licensed in the state of Arizona to provide prenatal, birth, and postpartum care for families who chose to birth at home. We serve the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, including Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Ahwatukee, Scottsdale, Glendale, Laveen, and beyond. To read more about our service area, visit the services page.
“My midwifery journey began in 2009, after my second baby was born at a birth center run by midwives. I was amazed at the difference between the care I received from the midwives and my previous experience birthing in a hospital. I felt like I had stumbled upon a big secret – that birth can be an empowering, joyful, and intimate experience. Soon after, I decided to see what birth was like from the other side. I trained as a doula through DONA and Birth Arts International, and for four years I attended births as a doula in a variety of settings. My third baby was born at home in 2012. Not long after, I began attending home births as a midwifery apprentice, and I knew that I had found my calling.
After relocating to Phoenix in 2014, I had the opportunity to continue my training under some of the valley’s best midwives. I completed a rigorous apprenticeship, certified through the North American Registry of Midwives and was licensed in the state of Arizona to practice midwifery. Since becoming licensed in 2016, I’ve been busy in private practice and attending births at a freestanding birth center. In January of 2018, Jamie and I took our second trip to Haiti to volunteer our services at a birth center offering free maternity care to Haitian families.”
Lindsay currently lives in downtown Phoenix with her three kids and annoying cat, Cosmo. She enjoys drawing, aerial acrobatics, and traveling to new places. As a former chef, she still loves to cook for her family and friends when she’s not catching babies.
“I attended my first birth, informally, in 2003, and began a formal apprenticeship in 2010. Over the course of my four year apprenticeship, I attended over 120 births, with a third of those being under my direct care as the Primary Midwife.
I received my certification as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and became licensed by the State of Arizona in 2014.
Since receiving my license, I’ve continued to stay busy doing home birth, working as a staff midwife at an out-of-hospital birth center, and traveling to Haiti as a volunteer midwife for a birth center that sees up to 80 babies born per month.”
In her free time, Jamie enjoys reading, listening to records, and spending time outdoors. As fifth-generation Arizonan, she appreciates all the beautiful landscapes the state has to offer and likes to take road trips as often as possible. Jamie lives in Phoenix with her children, Jason and Olive, and her cats, Elvis and Carl Sagan Jr.
The practice philosophy at Phoenix Home Birth is simple– We know how to give birth; we are powerful and babies are smart. Our bodies are designed to bring forth life with very little intervention, and our babies use their instincts during the labor and first hours after birth to help keep us safe.
We believe that careful, educated, and diligent assessment allows the midwife to interfere less with the birth process, allowing for true empowerment for each birthing person and family. We are here as the guardians of the sacred process of growing and birthing a baby, and acknowledge that as our highest responsibility in life. We are thankful for hospitals and technology when we need them, but we believe that proper guidance, health, care, and assessment makes the need for them less common.
Pregnancy is not a sickness, and birth is not a medical emergency. During pregnancy and labor, a birthing person needs someone with skilled hands and an open heart, and that is what we aim to provide.
Visit the North American Registry of Midwives to learn more about the CPM credential and the apprenticeship model.