Meet the Midwives
Maggie McCarthy, LM, CPM
founder & Midwife
Birth In Awareness Homebirth and Midwifery Services, Inc. is the culmination of many years of being involved in Birth Work as a Doula, Childbirth Educator, HypnoBirthing Instructor, Prenatal Massage Therapist. In 1998, I began my journey as a Certified Doula and am honored to have taken my passion to its pinnacle. Now as a Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, Certified Childbirth Educator, and Certified Naturopath, I serve childbearing women and their families in the greater Central Florida area. Over the years of my involvement in birth, I have been blessed to have attended over 500 births, and have delivered close to 100 of them!
I am the mother of five amazing people, each of whom is uniquely wonderful and different. I am also the loving grandmother (MaeMae) of two sweet boys and 3 adorable girls. I have always believed that birth is a normal, natural function and that babies know how to be born! I named by business “Birth In Awareness” because of the awareness that develops between Mom and baby, between family and baby, the awareness of the baby itself of its surroundings and the awareness that a woman has of her growing baby and her own development from woman to mother. As a woman who birthed all 5 children with no interventions, I have a sensitivity of the birthing process to help guide families through this beautiful process.
EMILY RIZZO, CPM, LM
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Margo D., LM, CPM
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Supportive Birth Team
The Birth in Awareness team is a supportive, confident, and compassionate team. You are encouraged to assemble a supportive birth team. Family and friends are welcome to be present. It is in your best interest if they are completely on-board with an out-of-hospital birth. Doulas are recognized through research to reduce the cesarean rate by 28% and shorten labor by an average of 40 minutes* by offering personal support and encouragement. The midwife will be accompanied by an assistant who understands the birthing process, is certified in neonatal resuscitation and has extensive training in supporting natural birth.