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! It didn't seem to me birth needed to be in a hospital-I wasn't sick! Consequently, our third daughter was born at home with a trained community midwife; our fourth daughter was an unassisted ‘free birth’, caught by her Daddy.
After I homeschooled our daughters for twenty-three years, I worked as an Emergency Medical Technician and cared for hospice and traumatic brain injury victims. I and am self-taught/still learning in holistic nutrition & healing. I also volunteer as a 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 & my debut novel was published the summer of 2013.
My midwifery training took me to the cornfields of Wisconsin and Iowa where I was privileged to work with Amish and Mennonite women, then to the organic valleys of Oregon and the sun-soaked suburbs of California. I had the remarkable opportunity to work under seventeen phenomenal Sr. Midwives across the USA during my training, shaping the way I would eventually practice.
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, & I am overwhelmed with gratitude to be invited into a woman's space & her story.
I have been married to my boyfriend for thirty-eight 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 & encouragement with women & their families. I consider birth sacred, & 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.
Robin Lommori is a midwifery student, DONA-trained birth doula, midwifery assistant, and mama of three. She began her midwifery journey after the birth of her third child, an unmedicated vaginal birth after 2 cesarean-sections at a free-stranding birth center with a midwife. After two traumatizing and difficult cesarean-sections, she was looking for a gentler and more personal way to birth. She has learned to trust in the normal physiological process of birth, and wants to offer women the same gentle and personalized support in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum she was so blessed to receive from her midwife. She is currently a student at the National College of Midwifery studying to become a Certified Professional Midwife. In her free time, she mentors high school students and travels the world with her husband of 10 years.
Zoe Das is a Certified Birth Doula, Perinatal Educator, & Trained Midwife Assistant. The Northern suburbs of Atlanta have been her home for the past 20 years, off & on. She was raised overseas in a missionary family & then again lived overseas as a young adult. In her free time she loves to be outdoors with her husband & two children, participate in church and nonprofit activities, travel internationally, & 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 & birth. She is therefore committed to training in the field of home birth midwifery & educating women regarding their rights & 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 & certification as a home birth midwife, because mothering four children & 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 & 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 & her husband are parents to four magnificent humans, all of whom know more about pregnancy, labor & birth than the average person…which makes for scintillating, if not sometimes inappropriate, supper table conversations.
Sherri has an enormous capacity for empathy & believes this is her greatest asset as a birth assistant & eventual midwife.
I had my own home birth in December 2016, and ever since I have been in love. I was DONA trained in August 2015 & since then I have attended various kinds of birth, such as medicated & unmedicated, vaginal & cesarean, hospital & home births, VBAC, induction, multiples, and water birth. 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 Health and Spanish.
Outside of my work, I am married to the most amazing man and mother to two beautiful baby boys. I love all things breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering/ECing, real food, outdoors, and all things crunchy.
My name is Stefanie Kelly & 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, & postpartum. I truly believe that the woman’s body & 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