My name is Cindy Morrow and I began my journey to home birth midwifery with my first two natural, unmedicated hospital births. You could say those were my ‘gateway’ births; I just knew there had to be a better way! Our third daughter was born at home with a trained midwife; our fourth daughter was an unassisted ‘free birth’, caught by her Daddy.
I homeschooled our daughters for twenty-three years, and have worked as an Emergency Medical Technician, cared for hospice patients, friends with Traumatic Brain Injury and am self-taught/still learning in Holistic Nutrition/Healing. I am volunteer Chapter Leader for the Cherokee County branch of the Weston A. Price Foundation. I worked for six years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Cherokee County. I also write freelance, and my debut novel was published the summer of 2013. Click here to read an article I wrote in Midwifery Today Magazine about our fabulous backup doctor.
From the Amish cornfields of Wisconsin, the organic valleys of Oregon or the sun-soaked suburbs of California, I have had the remarkable opportunity to work under seventeen phenomenal Sr. Midwives across the USA during my training. Whether in a hospital surgery, a three-bedroom home with A/C, an Amish farmhouse lit with gas lamps, or in the middle of a medicinal marijuana farm under the clear night sky, birth is the same: sacred in every way, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude to be invited into a woman's space and herstory.
I have been married to my boyfriend for thirty-seven years. We have four grown daughters, seven granddaughters and a grandson. We are a fertile clan!
I love the opportunity to be a channel of tenderness and encouragement with women and their families. I consider birth sacred, and the invitation to be present, a gift.
Below are bios of four of my trained Assistants; should you hire me, you would have the chance to meet your Birth Team during prenatal visits.
My name is Stefanie Kelly and in addition to being a trained Midwifery Assistant I am also a birth and postpartum doula, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. I am also a mama to a sweet 2-year-old girl.
Like so many birth workers before me, I became passionate about birth during my own pregnancy and postpartum period. Since then, I have felt an undeniable call to help support women through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I truly believe that the woman’s body and what it is capable of, both mentally and physically, is a true testament to the underlying strength and beauty of the birthing experience.
Stefanie Kelly, Doula, Lamaze Educator, Placenta Specialist
I had my own home birth in December 2016, and ever since I have been in love. I was DONA trained in August 2015, and since then I have attended various kinds of birth, such as medicated and unmedicated, vaginal and cesarean, hospital and home births, VBAC, induction, multiples, and waterbirth. In addition to my assistant work, I am a birth doula and CLC. I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s in Integrative Studies with concentrations in heath and Spanish.
Outside of my work, I am married to the most amazing man and mother to our beautiful baby boy. I love all things breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering/ECing, real food, outdoors, and all things crunchy.
Zoe Das is a Certified Birth Doula, Perinatal Educator, and Trained Midwife Assistant. The Northern suburbs of Atlanta have been her home for the past 20 years, off and on. She was raised overseas in a missionary family and then again lived overseas as a young adult. In her free time she loves to be outdoors with her husband and two children, participate in church and nonprofit activities, travel internationally, and study birth. She is currently a student at Midwives College of Utah on her path to become a Practicing Home Birth Midwife. Zoe's approach to birth is gentle and intuitive. She recognizes the upside-down system that we have taken on in the USA with the "medicalization" of pregnancy and birth and is therefor committed to training in the field of home birth midwifery and educating women regarding their rights and options as mothers. Zoe has been assisting Cindy since late 2016.
Sherri is a former high school English teacher-turned DONA certified birth doula, a Lamaze certified childbirth educator, postpartum doula and midwife assistant.
She is gearing up to pursue a degree in midwifery and certification as a home birth midwife, because mothering four children and being a wife to an Army chaplain doesn’t keep her busy enough.
The first time Sherri attended a home birth, her eyes were opened to the choice of calm, intervention-free labor and birth for low-risk pregnant women. Although she has attended close to 200 hospital births, the home birth experience is truly what resonates within her heart.
Sherri and her husband are parents to four magnificent humans, all of whom know more about pregnancy, labor and birth than the average person…which makes for scintillating, if not sometimes inappropriate, supper table conversations.
Sherri has an enormous capacity for empathy and believes this is her greatest asset as a birth assistant and eventual midwife.