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.
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.
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