Amanda Smith, CPM
Certified Professional 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
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) 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
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.
Labor and Deliveries attended:
70 planned hospital births
7 birth center births
105 home births
Home Births attended Under the Supervision of Certified Professional Midwives over the course of a 5 year apprenticeship.
Families that have hired Amanda as their Primary Midwife
since 2021. Three additional families have chosen to birth with Hattiesburg Midwifery for the second time!
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%.
Percentage of mothers that gave birth in the water at home with Amanda and her team.