Columbus Ohio has so many great midwives. I am so fortunate to have met some of them. Whether you are in Columbus Ohio, Dayton Ohio, or in the surrounding areas, I am sure you will find a midwife that will suit your needs. It is really important that you have a consultation with your midwife to make sure it is a good fit. Putting your trust into someone to allow them to come into your private space is such a huge honor. I am sure that every midwife knows how special that moment is. Birth can be so beautiful and calm when you are presented with the right enviroment and a support team that knows everything that is important to you and your family. Never under estimate the power of your own instincts. These are the top 5 midwives in Columbus Ohio and surrounding areas. Check out my maternity page here.

  1. ELIZA KAY- Eliza Kay is a Certified Professional Midwife who specializes in home birth and provides support to families planning hospital births as a monitrice. She has a particular interest in supporting families planning a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) and HBAC (Home Birth After Cesarean). Eliza Kay offers family-centered care, conducting assessments throughout pregnancy and providing nutrition support. She offers her services to clients seeking home birth and monitrice care in the Columbus, Ohio metro area. For those living outside her approximate one-hour radius, she also provides online coaching sessions. Eliza Kay conducts a thorough review of your medical history to ensure you are at low risk for a home birth. She offers a complimentary one-hour video consultation to address any questions you may have. Additionally, she extends her services through online coaching sessions. Eliza Kay serves clients in Columbus and the surrounding areas.
  2. CHOICE – http://www.choicemidwives.orgCenter For Humane Options In Childbirth Experiences (CHOICE) is devoted to enhancing birth outcomes through personalized prenatal care and support. With over 40 years of experience, their team of midwives has been serving central Ohio. CHOICE specializes in various services including Home Birth Midwife, Birth Doula, Childbirth Education, and Monitrice. Their approach revolves around tailoring prenatal care to meet the unique needs of each family. The center diligently monitors the physical, psychological, and social well-being of mothers throughout the entire childbirth journey. CHOICE offers complimentary one-hour consultations to clients, providing an opportunity to discuss their options and gather information. They have additional resources available such as a lending library, a resource room, The Mothership Fund, and a book that guides families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. CHOICE firmly believes in offering a wide range of safe childbirth options for all parents. Therefore, they extend the offer of a free one-hour consultation to any family seeking information about their birthing choices. Regardless of whether or not clients decide to use their services, there is no charge for this informative session.
  3. BIRTHING INSTINCT, LLC – http://www.birthinginstinct.comBirthing Instinct, LLC is a highly regarded midwifery practice in Columbus, OH. Cortnie Swies, a Certified Professional Midwife, specializes in traditional home birth and midwifery. She supports and embraces all types of births while prioritizing preserving the physiological birth process. Cortnie’s extensive education, training, and certifications have equipped her with valuable expertise since 2014. She recognizes that the ideal birthing location varies for each individual and believes that expectant parents must choose the setting where they feel safest, most secure, and protected. However, Cortnie firmly advocates continuous care as the best support during labor. This type of care has been shown to shorten labor duration and enhance the overall birthing experience. By selecting a team that provides a sense of security, expectant parents can benefit from long, meaningful, personalized appointments tailored to their needs. These appointments cover many topics, including emotional check-ins, physical assessments, education, and an opportunity to ask questions. At Birthing Instinct, the practice takes on a limited number of clients, allowing ample space and time to invest in each individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The practice offers holistic home birth support in Columbus and Central Ohio.
  4. Caitlin Hopper, CPM Pregnancy Care Center- Holistic Midwifery Care for Home Births
  5. Emily E. Schultz, LCPM, NREMT – Pregnancy Care Center Women Owned Located Yellow Springs Ohio Https:// Phone: (614) 477-9711