I have attended well over 1000 births in the last 25 years in home or at a birth center or hospital. Of those births, I have been the primary midwife for at least 800 of these births. I been practicing midwifery for over 25 years, and during which I have continued to learn and grow as an expert in my field. This includes attending workshops and conferences to build and maintain my current skills, as well as grow new ones, to offer optimal care for my clients.
As a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), I am required to have a minimum of 20 hours/year of Continuing Education to maintain my credentials. These have been met and exceeded since my original licensure. For example in the last year, I obtained:
- Monthly CEUs via KC Midwives (Greater KC Midwives Alliance) Quarterly
- Peer Review KC Birth Network Birth Conference
- Missouri Midwives Quarterly Meetings
- Mercy in Action- International Midwifery Updates and Cultural Competency
- Maintaining Neonatal Resuscitation Certification since 1989
Philosophy of Birth
I believe midwifery is one of the ways God has given me to express His heart to the earth. I am a very blessed woman to be allowed to deal with the “stuff of life”. I trust He will lead us into a deeper revelation of who He is and His love for us through each pregnancy and birth. He is good, faithful and after our trust. My goal is to provide safe, sensitive and satisfying care. I am always open to feedback. In fact, I would expect you to let me know how I can improve and let me know how you enjoyed your experience when I am your midwife.
I have three sons, one of which was born at home with the help of a midwife. All 8 of my grandchildren were birthed naturally at home or in the hospital with help from myself or another. I have been married to my husband, Ted Perry, for 40+ years. I have lived in the Kansas City area for 10 years. I was from Texas before coming here! We have three sons: Travis, a Houston firefighter, and his wife, Diane. They have 3 sons: Ethan, David, and Henry. Clayton, who is a worship pastor, and his wife, Tiffany. They have 5 children: Emily, Anna (Deborah), Faith, Kaitlyn, and Joshua Levi. Aaron, who works in sales and his wife, Juel, are at the International House of Prayer.