MIDWIFE’S ASSISTANT (OKC): SUSAN SMARTT-COOK, CPM

Susan is a midwife because she considers it an honor, a privilege, and an incredible joy to walk with women through what is likely to be one of the most formative experiences of their lives. She believes that women are created with the capacity to grow, sustain, and birth their babies without any interference most of the time.  Her desire is to protect this natural process for each woman while remaining ever watchful for any divergence from normal that warrants a higher level of care.  This delicate balance is what makes midwifery unique and keeps birth safe. Susan trained for three years in Chicago with a group of family practice physicians and a nurse midwife.  She became a CPM in 2010 and worked at a clinic in rural Wisconsin serving the local Amish population.  She has had her own practice in OKC since 2012 and works part time for the National Association of CPMs. She lives in Edmond with her husband and two dogs and enjoys cooking, gardening, walking, dancing and conversation. Susan has studied and practiced midwifery for more than 7 years, and attended more than 200 births. 

CREDENTIALS:

  • North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), 2010 - Current
  • Associates Degree in Midwifery, National College of Midwifery, Taos, NM, 2009
  • Wisconsin Licensed Midwife, 2009-2014

CERTIFICATIONS: 

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • National Association of CPMs
  • Midwives Alliance of North America
  • Oklahoma Midwives Alliance