I'm Michelle Ray, CPM TN

My path to midwifery began after the birth of our first daughter. While I was blessed to have had a relatively complication free, vaginal delivery, my experience left so much to be desired. I became passionate about helping other women have a satisfying birth experience. My husband and I both felt that the Lord was leading me to become a midwife. It took 5 years and a couple hundred sleepless nights but it was so worth it! Now I get to see a miracle every single time I go to work! What other profession can say that? I have safely delivered  hundreds of babies and been to more births than can count!  I am married to Chris and we have four wonderful girls whom I homeschool.  I do my best to balance my midwifery work with the work of raising a family. 

Professional Info


Native to the Chattanooga area, I have been active in birth work since 2003 . Doing extensive work as a Doula and work as an apprentice midwife for five years has heightened my skill set. I sat for the national exam for the North American Registry of Midwifery in 2009 and am currently licensed with the State of Tennessee under the Department of Health.  I was elected Vice President of the Tennessee Midwives Association in 2010 and the President in 2014. I am a NARM approved preceptor and I often help facilitate NARM peer reviews.  During the 10 years I have been in private practice, I have safely delivered over 500 babies.  I also have an amazing local backup OB/GYN Dr for diagnostic ultrasounds,Rx's, and back up care should my clients require transfer to the hospital before or during the birthing process.

Clinical Experience 


Certified in Neonatal Ressucitation

CPR Certified/Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider

IV and blood drawing 


Management of Postpartum 


Birth Emergency Skills Training Certification