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