Michelle Hernandez, CPM is a Certified Professional Midwife. CPM’s are trained to attend low to no risk mothers who are expected to have a normal pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum period. Michelle became interested in midwifery after the birth of her daughter in 1986. She served as labor support (what would now be called a Doula) for a few years before beginning her training as a midwife. Michelle received her training in Las Vegas, NV, apprenticing with several Senior Midwives in the Nevada Midwives Association. She has enjoyed an ever growing practice in the metro area since 1993. Michelle took the national exam in 1995 and became a Nationally Registered Midwife later expanding to CPM in 2006. Community Midwifery Service opened in 1996 to provide home birth services as well as provide a birthing center. She was the OMA president from 1998-2001 and again in 2006-2007, 2014-2015 and Educational Director until 2016, as well as representing midwifery as the Legislation Liaison for the OMA since 2005. Michelle holds the belief that birth is an instinctual gift that all women possess and hopes to help her clients find their untapped strength through the birth process. She strives to assist her clients in having the best birth possible by providing them with the midwifery model of care . Her special interests include VBAC, water birth, nutritional counsel, aromatherapy, homeopathy and herbal medicine.