NBKC founding midwife, Debbie Perry, believes in the sustainability of midwifery care, which is why she has formed a team of midwives and students to provide quality care to NBKC clients while preventing midwife burnout.

Debbie Perry, CPM

Debbie began her midwifery career in the late 80s after having her own home births and working as an ICU and labor and delivery nurse for 7 years. She became a practicing home birth midwife in 1989 and has helped start three birth centers over the years. After doing births in hospital, birth center, and home, Debbie chooses to do home births exclusively because she has found they have less transfers and happier outcomes. Therefore she started her Natural Birth KC practice in 2010 in Kansas City. She has trained over 10 midwives, several of whom continue to practice and build midwifery in the Kansas City area. She has been married for almost 50 years to her husband Ted and has 3 grown sons and 12 grands kids so far.