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 Naturopathic Medicine in 2005.
Jessica has been attending homebirths since 2001, and as of December 2012 has helped nearly 600 familes! She currently lives in Colorado Springs with her husband Todd and 2 children Delaney and Devan.
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. You will have a chance to meet all the members of your birth team during your prental care.
Tara Stephen, CPM
Intern Midwife - Midwives College of Utah
Tara has been attending homebirths and assisting Jessica since 2009. She received her BS in Astro-physics from CU. She is currently attending Midwives College of Utah, and hopes to complete her Masters of Midwifery in the next few years.
Tara has 4 children of her own, the youngest born at home with Jessica. She lives with her children and her husband, Rick in northern Colorado Springs.
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 2012, where she offers prenatal massage and labor doula services.
She has been attending births with Jessica since 2013.
Emily currently lives in Colorado Springs with her daughter.
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.
Kari lives in Colorado Springs with her husband.