Choosing a midwife is an important part of your homebirth experience. “Midwife” literally translates “with woman” – someone who will be there with you through your entire process of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. It’s important for you to feel confident in your midwife’s education & experience, as well as to connect with her on a personal level – after all; she’s caring for you during one of your most significant and intimate life experiences.
Midwife Elizabeth believes that birth is a normal physiological process, not an illness.Her goal as a midwife is to provide holistic care to mothers and their babies, providing clinical as well as relational and emotional support. Her integrative approach balances caring for your hopes and desires with your physical vitals and overall health, building a relationship in a professional yet personal way. The foundational principles of her practice are informed consent, parental education, and personal connection.
- Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)
- Texas Licensed Midwife, 2013- Current
- Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (CPR)
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
- Oklahoma Midwives Alliance
- Midwives Society of Oklahoma
Elizabeth Norwood, CPM
Since she witnessed her first home birth at the age of 12, Elizabeth has been fascinated by the miracle of birth. She was that geeky kid who sat and read the Bradley Method book before homebirth was a trending topic. Serving women and families during birth has been a lifelong aspiration, and it is truly her calling. Between working in 2 states with 15 different midwives, she has experienced birth in virtually all its many forms. Each of the over 300 births Elizabeth has participated in have added to her experience level. This exposure has allowed her to become the knowledgeable and confident practitioner she is today. Elizabeth’s hobbies include taking long walks, making DIY bath products, watching movies and Googling all the answers to anything she doesn’t know. She still has the same insatiable thirst for knowledge that she did as a 12 year old kid.
Elizabeth has studied and practiced birth work for 10 years, 5 as a certified professional midwife. She has attended more than 400 births.