Jessica Nipp is a Certified Professional Midwife, registered to practice in the State of Colorado.
Inspired by her own homebirth in 1995, she was driven to become involved with the childbirth community. Her first step was becoming a licensed massage therapist in 1997, specializing in prenatal and infant massage and attending births as a doula.
Following the home birth of her second child, she began an active apprenticeship at the Springs Area Midwifery Center and completed her academic and clinical requirements. She also attended Trinity College, recieving a graduate degree in Naturopathy in 2005.
Jessica has been attending homebirths since 2001, and as of January 2015 has helped nearly 800 familes! She currently lives in Colorado Springs with her husband Todd and 2 children Delaney and Devan, and 1 grandson Darius.
All births will be attended by your primary midwife and one trained birth assistant. These may include another midwife, a doula/birth assisant, or an apprentice midwife; all of whom are certified in CPR and Neonatal resucitation. The assistant at your birth may vary depending on schedule conflicts, birth location, or your own preference for who attends your birth. Most often, your primary midwife will arrive to assess your labor, and the assistant will be called when you are closer to birth.
Katie Johnson BSN, RN, CBE
Katie graduated from Beth-El School of Nursing in 2007. She became a certified HypnoBirthing Instructor and opened her business "Into Loving Arms" in 2008.
She currently teaches HypnoBirthing Classes and attends births as a Labor Companion.
Katie has been attending births with Jessica since 2012, and is an active member of the Pikes Peak Regional Doula's Association (PPRDA).
She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and 2 daughters.
Emily Martin CLD, LMT
Emily graduated from Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy (CIMT) and became a licensed massage therapist in 2005.
She welcomed her daughter, at home with Jessica, in the Fall of 2006. Since then she has been driven to support women during the childbearing year.
Emily opened her business "Doula Springs" in 2011, where she offers prenatal massage and labor doula services. She is certified in Cranio-Sacral therapy as well, and offers sessions for moms & babies!
She has been attending births with Jessica since 2013.
Emily currently lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, daughter, and baby #2 on the way!
Kari Kwinn, BS, Certified Yoga Instructor
Kari graduated from Colorado College in 2003 with degree in both Anthropology and Neuroscience.
She became a yoga instructor, and opened Kari Kwinn Yoga in 2012, focusing on prenatal and mother-baby yoga, and now also attends births as a doula.
Kari attended the Midwife Assistant Training at the Farm (with Ina May Gaskin), and has been assisting Jessica since the summer of 2013.