The current status of midwifery in Kentucky can often make it difficult for families to find a home birth midwife in their area.  Below are some tips and resources to assist you in your efforts.

  • The #1 way to locate a midwife is by word of mouth.  Seek out other home birth families in your area.
  • Talk to local doulas and childbirth educators.  They often will be connected to other birth professionals in the area, including midwives.
  • Look for places where holistic or naturally-minded people tend to frequent, such as health food stores, etc.
  • If you live near an Amish or Mennonite community, they may have information to share.
  • Use online resources.  Below is a listing of resources.

If you know of additional resources, please send us an e-mail and let us know!  UPDATED 8/12/15

*Please note that most of the Facebook groups listed are region specific.  Please do not request to join groups for a region in which you do not reside!

American College of Nurse-Midwives (be sure to check the box for home birth)
Doula Match
Dona International
Mothering.com Kentucky forum (search through the old posts)
La Leche League International (find your local chapter)
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) (find your local chapter)

Western KY
Facebook Group: Purchase Area Crunchy Moms
Facebook Group: Southern Illinois BirthNetwork
Peace & Carrots Natural Baby Boutique

Bowling Green Area
Baby Net
ICAN of Bowling Green
Facebook Group: BabyNet KY
My Sunshine Birth Services

Southern KY-TN Border
Facebook Group: Clarksville Birth Community
Facebook Group: Cookeville Birth Community (TN)
Facebook Group: Home Birth Mamas of Tenn-tucky (currently set to secret, you must be friends with someone in the group to be added)
The TN Midwives Association

Henderson/Owensboro Area
Evansville BirthNetwork
ICAN of Evansville
Facebook Group: Natural Moms of Owensboro

Elizabethtown Area
Facebook Group: Friends of the Birth Center
My Mommy Store
Visitation Birth & Family Wellness (homebirth CNM)

Eastern KY
The Birthing Year
Facebook Page: East Kentucky Women’s Care Collective
Facebook Group: WV/KY/OH Home Birth Enthusiasts

Louisville Area
Birth Care Network
ICAN of Louisville
Facebook Group: Louisville Home Birth Circle
Facebook Group: Birthing Naturally in Louisville
Babyology

Lexington Area
ICAN of the Bluegrass
Facebook Page: Positive Birth Movement – Lexington, KY
Baby Moon
Bluegrass Birth Care Network
Copper Creek Midwifery (homebirth CNM)
Home Sweet Home (homebirth CNM)

Northern KY
Facebook Group: Northern Kentucky Homebirthers
Facebook Group: Cincinnati Home Birth Circle
Facebook Group: Southwest Ohio Homebirth Circle
Facebook Group: Midwest Homebirth Circle Midwife Reviews
Facebook Page:  Greater Cincinnati BirthNetwork
Cincinnati Area Doula Society
Sage Mama Studio