Wendy Owens, CPM
When not doing birth work, Wendy is seeking a time to get in the hot sun, looking for the next travel opportunity, crocheting or juggling the family schedule with two teen boys and a very supportive husband.
Wendy is a Certified Professional Midwife awarded through the North American Registry of Midwives. She is licensed in both Tennessee and Virginia and is a member of the Tennessee Midwives Association.
Although having a life-long interest in Obstetrics, Wendy graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration. Beginning a family, she learned that midwifery was still around! Wendy hired a home birth midwife for the birth of her first son who decided to come early and was actually born in a hospital after an unmedicated labor. In 2008 when he was five and after a second unmedicated birth, she met a midwife on mission in the Dominican Republic who helped get students started with an online academic program. Later, she began attending home births with a local Certified Nurse Midwife, worked in a birth center in Utah, attended births in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti and assisted several other homebirth midwives in the States including an apprenticeship with a local Certified Professional Midwife. Finishing clinicals in the Philippines early 2020, she graduated from the National College of Midwifery and became licensed the same year. Furthering her degree, in 2022 she completed her Bachelor of Science in Midwifery with NCM.
Wendy has assisted, attended or caught babies in over 350 births during a decade of birth work and training. She has apprenticed under more than 8 different midwives all with varying certifications, degrees and training. She has experienced birth in over 8 hospitals, three birth centers, countless homes and some of these on foreign soil.
She maintains certification with the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support and CPR for healthcare professionals (AHA BLS), and the American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics in neonatal resuscitation (AHA/AAP NRP). Wendy has been trained in Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) and Birth Emergency Skills Training (BEST). She fulfills requirements for continuing education by attending workshops, training and other certificate programs.
More details and her testimony can be found here.