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Miriam Pearson-Martinez, LM CPM
Miriam has been licensed by the state of Florida since 2003, and has also received national certification as a professional midwife. Miriam is a graduate of the only publicly accredited college program offering a degree in direct entry midwifery. She trained with numerous respected midwives in one of the countries longest standing birth centers. Additionally he has attended birthing mothers at a busy clinic in Honduras and worked in an emergency room in Ecuador as well as many home births right in her community.

Miriam began her career as a birth worker as a certified doula (labor coach) and childbirth educator specializing in hypnosis for labor and birth. This experience gave her a better understanding on how to support women through pregnancy and labor. Her proudest professional accomplishment was working successfully in 2006 to restructure the Florida Laws and Rules, giving more women the opportunity to choose a normal birth after cesarean. She is know as an expert in the Florida Statues that regulate midwives and patient rights in labor. Miriam has a passion for supporting families in labor and being politically active fighting for women's rights in healthcare. She considers herself lucky to be the mom of four wonderful and talented children. Miriam is fluent in English, Spanish, and Sign Language.

Lorie McCoy

Lorie McCoy is the owner of Amazing Births & Beyond in Delray Beach, Fl. She is a DONA certified doula, Prenatal Parenting Instructor, Certified Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists as well as a Certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator and HypnoBirthing Fertility Practitioner and is faculty at the International HypnoBirthing Institute. She has trained at the esteemed Leidecker Institute and Omni Hypnosis Training Center. Her private hypnosis practice has a direct focus on women's wellness, pregnancy and fertility.

She is also an aromatherapy enthusiast and responsible for creating her own Blissful Bath custom product line which is available at the Palms Birth House as well as online at Lorie's clients describe her as open, warm and nurturing. She feels that birth should be an incredibly empowering experience but understands that it takes some care and planning to achieve. Her passion for this special time is both enthusiastic and authentic.

Her passion for this special time is both enthusiastic and authentic. Lorie was also awarded the HypnoBirthing Institute's Diamond Award in 2008 for outstanding contributions to the advancement of HypnoBirthing.

Colleen Nelson, Midwife
Colleen Nelson Scarlet has been serving the women of South Florida for the last decade. Colleen trained along side of some of the Florida's most prestigious midwives in birth centers and home birth practices. She is the mother of seven and now a proud grandmother too.

Allison Lynum, Education Coordinator
Allison (Allie) Lynum is a second year midwifery student at the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery in Gainesville, FL. She began working with Amazing Births & Beyond in 2008, where she realized her passion for midwifery care and birth work. When not attending births, Allie teaches childbirth education and newborn care classes. Allison received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Studies and Latin American Studies in 2005 from the University of Minnesota.

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