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.

My favorite thing about homebirth is the care that was tailored to my specific needs and having that one-on-one personal attention and encouragement before, during, and after the birth.

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 foundation principles of her practice are informed consent, parental education, and risk management. 

Credentials:

  • Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) 

Certifications: 

  • Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (CPR)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Memberships:

  • 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. Her education included clinicals in multiple states with 15 different midwives, 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. Each of the over 500 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 napping, 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 extensive experience serving Oklahoma birthing families. She has studied and practiced birth work for 11 years, 6 as a certified professional midwife in private practice.