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Amanda Smith, CPM, LM

Certified Professional Midwife & Licensed Midwife

Training & Credentials:

  • NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) since May 2022

  • NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) Bridge Certificate - August 2023

  • Licensed Midwife - Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - since March 2024

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certified continuously since 2017

  • Adult/Infant Basic Life Support + CPR for Health Care Workers Certified Continuously since 2017

  • Prevention and Management of Gestational Diabetes (Hive: CE) - March 2023

  • Midwifery Wisdom: Fetal Heart Tone Monitoring - February 2023

  • Birth Emergency Skills Training - July 2023

  • Hands-On Suturing Workshop (Hive: CE) - May 2023

  • Mercy In Action: Midwives & The First 1,000 Days - July 2023

  • Midwifery Wisdom: Advanced Practice Midwifery Workshop - July 2021

  • Breech Without Borders: Breech Proficiency for Birth Professionals - October 2020

  • Spinning Babies: Resolving Shoulder Dystocia Certification - July 2020

  • Member of the Association of Christian Birth Professionals since 2019

  • Doulas of North America (DONA) Certified Birth Doula - 2014-2020

  • Brilliant Birth Academy Certified Placenta Specialist since 2017

Meet Amanda

While supporting her sister during labor and delivery in 2012, Amanda knew for certain that God was calling her to the ministry of birth work. In early 2014, she began serving families professionally during the childbearing year as a DONA Certified Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator.

In July of 2017, Amanda began the  process of becoming a Certified Professional Midwife with the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). From 2018-2022, she  worked as a Student Midwife in an apprenticeship with Jennifer Green, CPM of Organic HomeBirth in Colorado Springs. After completing the Midwife To Be academic program, fulfilling all of the Clinical Requirements, and passing the NARM exam, she earned the designation of Certified Professional Midwife in May of 2022.  Amanda considers it an honor to walk with families through pregnancy, childbirth, and into parenthood.

 

Amanda has been married to her husband Jason for 19 years, and she homeschools thier five children.

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Over 190 families served during Labor and Delivery, since beginning birth work in 2014. 

Seventy of those were planned hospital births, seven were planned birth center births, and the rest have been home births.

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Home Births attended Under the Supervision of Certified Professional Midwives over the course of a 5 year apprenticeship.

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Families that have hired Amanda as their Primary Midwife

since 2021. Four additional families have chosen to birth with Hattiesburg Midwifery for the second time!

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Only 3% of those who birthed with Amanda needed a Cesarean Delivery. In 2021, 32.1% of American mothers delivered via C-Section, and Mississippi has the nation's highest C-Section Rate at 38.2%.

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Percentage of mothers that gave birth in the water at home with Amanda and her team.

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