About Back Up Midwives “These are the women I trust to take care of you in my absence – they have been an integral part of The Birth Place TEAM for many years. They will take exceptional care of you during the birth of your precious little one”. – Jennie Joseph
Maggie McCarthy LM
Mother of 5 and a resident of Central Florida since 1979, Maggie brings to the practice many years of professionalism. Now a Licensed Midwife and graduate of Jennie Joseph's Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery, Maggie has also worked as a Doula since 1998, has been a childbirth educator, HypnoBirthing instructor, and a midwife’s assistant for many years. Maggie is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and a certified Nutritional Counselor and Naturopath. Maggie’s passion for education and empowering women in their own healthcare allows them to make the proper choices for their childbirth experience; in addition to education, support and respect are of primary importance in overall health and well-being during childbearing years. Maggie lives and believes that a positive experience creates loving, positive memories of one’s birthing and establishes an environment for nurturing and growing healthy families.
Rebecca Luckey, LM
Florida Licensed Midwife
Married for over 13 years, with three beautiful children and one on the way, Rebecca has been serving families as a Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Midwifery Assistant since 2006. Since her studies as a Midwife officially began, she has guided more than 200 new little ones safely into this world. She is a graduate of Jennie Joseph's - Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery.
Melissa Conord Morrow
Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, Registered Nurse.
Melissa has been working with women and families in the Central Florida area for the past sixteen years. She began as a mother reaching out to others, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at WIC, Perinatal Educator and Doula, before completing her midwifery education at Miami Dade College. Licensed in 2004 Melissa has since enjoyed serving others in her calling and is very excited to be a part of the mission here at The Birth Place. Melissa has her own home birth practice in Lakeland, Florida – Celebrate Birth Midwifery (find her on Facebook at Celebrate Birth Midwifery). She is also a Registered Nurse with experience in the Emergency Department.
Personally Melissa is a native of Florida happily married with six beautiful children. She is very involved with her church family, enjoys great food, and local historical natural spaces.
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