Balancing the Business of Midwifery

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – 3:00pm

Renata with Sherri Daigle, CPM, LM, MSW will be discussing how to start and maintain your profession as a Midwife and your Business for the long run.

Talk Points:

  1. Start up: Training (self, online, MEAC, college/Mentors/PR)
  2. Your Practice: Solo/Partner/Group, Office or home, Birth center/hospital/home births
  3. Paperwork: Charts, Contracts, Insurance
  4. Boundaries: How many births? Office days and hours? On-call?
  5. Self-care: Helpers, vacations, time off, restrictions


Renata Hillman, CPM

Interim Secretary

Renata lives in southern Mississippi. 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 into 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”.

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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