Choosing a midwife is an important part of your birth 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 experience and skill level, 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 evidenced-based, holistic midwifery care to families. She sees each mother as an individual, not a number. Her integrative approach blends clinical excellence with personal care. The foundational principles of her practice are informed consent, parental education, and risk management.
Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)
Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (CPR)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Oklahoma Midwives Alliance
Midwives Society of Oklahoma
Elizabeth Norwood, CPM
Elizabeth has been attending births since 2007 when she started her journey as a birth doula. Her midwifery education included an exhaustive apprenticeship with clinicals in multiple states. She trained with 15 different midwife preceptors, giving her a broad foundation on which to build her own practice in Oklahoma. Serving women and families during birth has been the journey of a lifetime, and midwifery is deeply rooted in her soul. She cannot imagine her life without birth work. Each of the over 600 births Elizabeth has participated in has changed and grown her as a provider.
Elizabeth’s hobbies include napping, making DIY bath products, watching movies and Googling all the answers to anything she doesn’t know. She loves spending time in her sauna, hot Epsom salt baths, and practicing yoga.
Elizabeth has extensive experience serving Oklahoma birthing families. She has studied and practiced birth work for 12 years, 7 as a certified professional midwife in private practice. She loves to facilitate the training our next generation of midwives and is a preceptor for both NARM and The Midwives College of Utah.