Whenever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your mind, your emotions your body,your spirit for the rest of your life." Ina Mae Gaskin
Wild Fig Birth LLC, started as a whisper in Maggie's heart in 2005. Maggie attended the home birth of a close friend and realized that birth was something to which she was drawn and wanted to further explore. Her road to midwifery has had twists and turns, starting with becoming a Registered Nurse in 2008, attending births as a doula from 2009, then completing an apprenticeship of five years, ending in 2019.
Birth is magical and full of wonder. This mystery and the desire for women and families to connect to birth more holistically, is what makes this a calling for Maggie. Seeing people discover strength and power where they thought they had none, or to see a couple, become a family, to witness that beauty over and over, is one of the greatest gifts.
Maggie is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), by the North American Registry of Midwives and is Licensed in the state of TN to practice Midwifery.
Maggie is up-to-date with CPR/BLS and NRP (neonatal resuscitation), has attended the B.E.S.T. training as well as S.T.A.B.L.E. training in order to maintain efficiency in emergency situations. Maggie is also currently licensed as a Registered Nurse.
Maggie enjoys connecting, educating, encouraging, and giving 100% to families during this transitional time.
When Maggie is not attending births, she enjoys singing, playing guitar, talking about Jesus, eating amazing food(chip & salsa or Indian food is probably involved) and spending time with friends and family, as well as going to the sauna!
Chelsea Hutton, CPM-TN
Chelsea Hutton, the 2nd Midwife with Wild Fig, is just joining the practice this year 2021. In the past Chelsea has had her own business (Anchor of Hope Midwifery) as has also been assisting other midwives in the area. Maggie and Chelsea had been assisting each other at their births, so it was just natural to join together in helping families.
Chelsea has always been drawn to birth, since she was a young girl, with the births of her siblings. Midwifery is her passion and seeing family centered care is dear to her heart.
She is Licensed by the state of TN, and is an apprentice-trained Certified Professional Midwife(CPM-TN) through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and is current with CPR/BLS as well as NRP( Neonatal Resuscitation) . She keeps current by attending emergency skills training such as B.E.S.T. and other conferences.
Chelsea has been in birth work for over 10 years and resides in Smyrna, TN with her husband and 4 children. When Chelsea is not attending births, you might find her reading a great book or out on the Harpeth in her Kayak with family. .