Owner Lead Trainer Birth Assistant Director of Education Birth Center Director
Micki Persons, BA
I graduated from Central Washington University with a BS in Community Health Education and a Minor in Nutrition. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to educate people. Out of college I was hired as the Aquatics Director at the YMCA. There, I educated families on the importance of water safety. I trained young adults in lifeguarding and swim instructor skills. I taught fitness classes and was a personal trainer. I enjoyed educating people about the choices they have with regards to their own bodies. This passion for helping people brought me to the "birth world"! I was toying with the idea of going to back to school to become a nurse but, something just didn't feel right. When I witnessed my first unmedicated birth, then my first out of hospital birth, I knew! This is just where I wanted to be. I began as a birth assistant in 2002 for a solo practicing midwife at a birth center. I instantly fell in love with helping families bring their newest addition into their lives. I attended a little over 125 births in 2.5 years. I took a 5 year break from work while raising children and then in 2010 began assisting at Puget Sound Birth Center. With a nudge from their midwives, a fellow assistant and I created our birth assistant curriculum and I began teaching future midwife assistants and students. I feel very at home in this community. In 2013, in addition to birth assisting at Puget Sound Birth Center, I joined them as their Director. I have worked in many facets of Midwifery and love to share the knowledge that I have gained. I am passionate about helping Community Midwives build relationships with their local EMS too. My husband is a Paramedic in a very busy city. Together we are helping to create a cohesive transfer system between midwife/medic/hospital. I look forward to educating you about this amazing profession.