Renata Hillman, CPM

Renata Hillman, CPM

Secretary

Renata lives in southern Mississippi with her husband, Andy. She is Mother to 3 children; the last, her daughter, was born at home. She has 5 precious Grandchildren; she was honored to catch 4 at home.
From the beginning of her journey she has known that 51% of her “Calling” was to attend Mothers as a Midwife. And 49% was to share all that God and the families she served imparted in her life. That has included serving as a childbirth educator and assistant since 1981 and attending her first homebirth as a midwife in 1986. She became a Registered Nurse in 1989 and resigned her nursing license to serve solely at homebirths in 1992. She received her CPM in 2008.
Renata has educated and trained Childbirth Educators, Doulas, and Apprentices, since the late 80s. She very much believes that to be a Midwife it truly takes the (heart, hands, and head) of a Midwife. The head; knowledge of a midwife can be acquired through many routes. Whether that be self-study, being mentored by an experienced midwife, or through a formal school. The hands may be acquired in an apprenticeship or through a formal schooling environment. But only the woman can decide if her heart is truly “the Heart of a Midwife”.
She continues to share all she has with anyone who seeks the ways of a midwife and continues to attend home birthing families in Mississippi.
She has been an active participant in MS’ Midwives’ Groups since 1990 and was a founding member of the current states’ organization in 2008. She is currently the Southern Regional Director of MMA (MS Midwives’ Alliance). Now she walks through another open-door, as MANA’s Secretary.
All of this to guarantee that her granddaughters and great granddaughters will have a loving, skilled, and knowledgeable Midwife available; if they choose to seek one out for their births.

 

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