Birthing Options' 

          Traditional Midwifery Care & Wellness

                       Serving MS Families since 1986

                                 to have the births they desire.

Renata Hillman, CPM

Daughter of the most high GOD, Wife to Andy, Mother to Ashley & April, 

Nay Nay to Kimberlyn, Caden, Aubrey, Brooklyn, and Judah

Providing traditional Midwifery care to Mississippi Gulf Coast families since 1986.

Welcome to my Web Site

I have created my web site for your use and information. Please feel welcomed to browse and read. Also contact me for questions and/or suggestions.

What kind of Midwife is right for YOU?

A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is a knowledgeable, skilled and professional independent midwifery practitioner who has met the standards for certification set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and is qualified to provide the Midwives Model of Care.

Direct-entry midwives are trained to provide the Midwives Model of Care to healthy women and newborns primarily in out-of-hospital settings. They do not have nursing education as a prerequisite for midwifery education.

Certified Nurse-Midwives are trained in both nursing and midwifery. Their training is hospital-based, and the vast majority of CNMs practice in clinics and hospitals. Although their training occurs in medical settings, the CNM/CM scope of practice allows them to provide care in any birth setting.

Certified Midwives are individuals who have or receive a background in a health related field other than nursing, then graduate from a masters level midwifery education program. They have similar training to CNMs, conform to the same standards as CNMs, but are not required to have the nursing component.

Questions to ask of Your Potential Caregiver???

  1. How long have they actually been serving as a PRIMARY CAREGIVER?
  2. When did they deliver their first primary client?
  3. Where did they attend their first primary birth?
  4. How many Mothers and Babies have they been responsible for at births?
  5. Where did she get her training? 
  6. Can you verify that?
  7. Where did she deliver her babies?
  8. Has SHE ever had a home birth or a natural birth?
  9. Does she have a partner? 
  10. Will you get to meet her before the birthday?
  11. Does she bring an Assistant?
  12. How much is her fee?
  13. What does her fee include?
  14. Has she ever personally handled complications at home? 
  15. Which ones? And how does she manage each one?
  16. Does she teach childbirth classes to her clients? How many and where?
  17. Does she do prenatal care? And what does it include?
  18. Does she do Postpartum care? How often, where, and what does it include?
  19. What is her availability to you for births? Office days and hours?