About the Midwives
Linsey Kornya, CPM
After the birth of my first son over 10 years ago, and just a block away from our office in South City, I felt the calling to midwifery. Since then, I have attended over 300 births and have been a midwife serving St. Louis families since 2009. I loved giving birth (pregnancy not so much!), and was transformed by my first powerful birth experience. As a nervous, young, first time mother, this empowering birth experience helped ease my transition to parenthood. I am incredibly honored to have the chance to help other women birth at home, on their terms.
It is my passion to support families through gentle, individualized midwifery care. I am dedicated to combining the art of midwifery with evidence-based-medicine. Witnessing and supporting the hard, beautiful and private work it takes to bring new life to the world is an honor and responsibility I take very seriously. I have a passion for physiological, out-of-hospital birth and believe that home birth can be safe, beautiful, empowering and sometimes even transformative. I also love supporting clients through the first tender weeks postpartum and helping every family transition to their new normal as smoothly as possible.
Before combining practices with Susan Mickley, I worked in private practice for several years (River City Birth Midwifery Services). I am very excited to be working in a team with Susan. We bring complementary strengths to midwifery care, providing clients with a safer experience while preserving the continuity of care I loved in a solo practice.
Email me or call 314-677-9998 to schedule a consultation, I would love to get to know you and learn more about your goals for your pregnancy and birth.
Susan Mickley, CPM
My journey to midwifery began with my first pregnancy. I had worked as a nurse in the hospital for over 10 years yet I never felt that pregnancy was a condition that needed to be treated like an illness. I desired a more natural and physiological approach to my pregnancy and birth and planned a homebirth with a midwife. After forming that relationship with my midwife, I began training with her and have been serving families choosing out of hospital birth since.
My pregnancies and births been challenging, but I have learned and grown from each of them, becoming a stronger woman and a more compassionate midwife. I am passionate about supporting clients experiencing both easy pregnancies and complications, believing that every family deserves a safe, empowering birth.
Email us to schedule a consultation