We are licensed homebirth Certified Professional Midwives with a commitment to holistic, family-centered care.
Alexa Richardson, MPHIL, cpm
Alexa is a Certified Professional Midwife and has attended over 800 births over the last eight years in the DC/Baltimore area. Alexa completed didactic training through the Institute of Holistic Midwifery, and then earned a Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)-accredited degree in midwifery from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. She completed clinical training under both nurse and professional midwives. A portion of her training took place at MamaBaby Haiti, a busy birth center in Haiti. Alexa passed the NARM certification exam and became a CPM in 2012. Certifications include Advanced Life Saving in Obstetrics (ALSO), neonatal resuscitation (NRP) and child and adult CPR, and Birth Emergency Skills Training (BEST) certification. Additional training includes study of multiple birth methods including Bradley, Birthing from Within, and Hypnobabies, women's crisis counseling, rebozo training, prenatal yoga and nutrition. Alexa is the Chair of the Direct-Entry Midwifery Advisory Committee for the state of Maryland and former President of the Association of Independent Midwives of Maryland (AIMM), Maryland’s professional group for midwives. Alexa has a bachelors degree from King’s College London and a Masters in Philosophy (MPhil) from the University of Cambridge. During those degrees she researched maternal healthcare disparities for people in poor countries and developed her passion for natural, empowered childbirth.
Maryland State License Number: DEM00001
Deanna Kopf, CPM
Deanna Kopf is the mother three beautiful children and a Certified Professional Midwife. Her first two births were typical hospital births and her third was a wonderful, natural birth at home. Her homebirth in 2007 inspired her to want to help other people achieve their dream of an empowering natural birth, which led her on her path to midwifery. Deanna began her clinical training in 2008 with a CNM in Baltimore. She worked with a busy midwifery practice for 2 years, attending births as a doula and a student midwife, in hospitals and at home. She became a DONA certified birth doula in 2009. In 2010 Deanna began apprenticing with a midwifery practice under both a CNM and a CPM, and became certified as CPM through the Portfolio Evaluation Process (PEP) in 2013. She has attended over 500 homebirths both in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Additionally, Deanna is certified in CPR and neonatal resuscitation, as well as Birth Emergency Skills Training. As part of her training, Deanna also attended a Hypnobabies childbirth education class and has attended many Hypnobabies births.
Maryland State License Number: DEM00002
Header photo by Olivia Fite, courtesy of Meghan Charles