The Birth Center
5107 S 900 E Suite 140
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
(801) 288-2229

Our Birth Centers offer full-scope midwifery care in facilities located conveniently in Salt Lake City as well as the option of birthing in your own home. Our team of midwives bring over 45 years of maternity and women’s health care experience to provide safe, compassionate, and supportive midwifery care with births in our centers or home. We are the region’s specialists when it comes to integrative care for your pregnancy, labor and delivery, newborn care, and holistic women’s health care.


Our Birth Centers and home births are for women and families to discover professional midwifery care and make meaningful connections to promote health, education, and wellness during pregnancy and beyond. We are dedicated to providing our clients with a valuable experience, in an atmosphere of mutual respect, with the highest level of midwifery care whether that be for a birth center or home birth. We hope to perform a central role in positively shaping your maternity care experience. We also have a midwife fluent in Spanish. We would love to offer you a free tour to come and see our centers and sit down one on one with a midwife to see if we are a fit for you.

Rebecca McInnis, CNM – formerly of the Birth and Family Place (closed) is now delivering independently at her private facility in Salt Lake, The Birth Center, or at clients’ or call 801-288-2229. From their website: “Becky has extensive background in out-of-hospital births, having her own home-birth practice as a “traditional midwife” for ten years. She has worked in Salt Lake City, Utah providing Birth Center births and tender care for all women and infants as a Certified Nurse Midwife since 2003. She has a total of over 20 years of midwifery experience.” We at Salt Lake Prenatal Massage personally know and love Becky and the clients we have in common rave about her!

Rebecca Williams, CNM, CPM – Great Expectations Birth Care. Another one of our favorites! 5801 S. Fashion Blvd, Ste 130, Murray, Utah 84107. Phone: (801) 281-0567. Rebecca Williams is a fantastic midwife who will deliver babies in her Salt Lake City birth center or in client’s homes. Rebecca is wonderful to work with, and her clients that come to Salt Lake Prenatal Massage tell us such fabulous things about her!

Adrienne Trahnstrom, CPM, Midwife - Certified Professional Midwife practicing at The Birth Center with Rebecca McInnis, CNM.  Ten years experience as a midwife providing professional, safe, and compassionate care to families birthing out of the hospital.  We welcome families seeking birth at home as well as in our beautiful birth center.  I attend all home deliveries for the practice.   I also provide traditional placental encapsulation services to our clients as well as women in the the Salt Lake Valley area community. I am thrilled to witness the amazing effects of placenta medicine in my clients, who generally experience a significant sense of “well-being” in the postpartum!

Suzanne Smith and staff at Better Birth (Salt Lake City and Provo/Orem)

Fern Midwifery:
Fern Midwifery is the practice of Briana Blackwelder, who was sadly taken from us in a tragic auto accident in April 2011. We will miss her tremendously. She has a wonderful team of midwives who are supporting her current clients and accepting new clients. Please contact her partner in midwifery, Cathy Larsen: email or call 801-712-8013.

Marci Roundy, CNM, Brickyard Birth & Women’s Health Care: Brickyard Birth & Women’s Health Care is a full scope nurse midwifery center. We provide women’s health care, gynecologic, contraceptive, post partum and newborn care, as well as home and birthing suite births.  Additional services: Childbirth education, lactation consulting, Chinese medicine, certified car seat safety inspection. Email or call (801) 566-2952

“Our baby Cylus was welcomed by a team of strong, confident women, a loving papa, and very excited mother.  Marci and her birth team kept me feeling safe and strong throughout my birthing experience. We moved through the night, keeping things flexible and fluid. When I entered the water, I looked to Marci for reassurance and affirmation. She was there, with her women reminding me of how capable my body was. Marci was a constant reminder that with each passing moment, I was one step closer to holding a perfect baby in my arms. My husband also felt welcome and a part of the circle created by the women of Brickyard Birth. The space held by Marci and her team was unforgettable. I felt free to be myself, to never hold back, and communicate exactly what I needed. I am so grateful to have been given an opportunity to birth my precious baby at home where I recovered fast, knew my way around, and nested during those important first few hours. My partner and the women of Brickyard Birth welcomed a place in me I didn’t know existed. A place where a woman can do anything she sets her mind to, a place where a woman can have exactly the birth she’s imagined. So much love and gratitude”

Kristi Ridd-Young – Midwives College of Utah

801-763-7338 contact@thenurturingplace.comAnyone who knows Kristi Ridd-Young would say that one of her passions in life is helping others have freedom of choice based on the understanding of all available alternatives. Since beginning her perinatal education career over 25 years ago, Kristi nurtures the innate strength and courage that lies within every individual throughout every stage of life. Instead of giving knowledge to you, she helps you find it within yourself. Kristi has a degree in public health administration, previously practiced as a midwife, is a certified childbirth educator and DONA-approved birth doula trainer.She is currently the president of the Midwives College of Utah and an adjunct professor at Salt Lake Community College
Kristi has been mentored by many of the leading experts in the field of midwifery, but, most of all, she credits her own experience as a mother of six children, seven stepchildren and eleven grandchildren for much of the life-wisdom and knowledge she shares

The Nurturing Place is an appropriate name for her personal business which has educated more than 600 couples and over 700 doulas since its inception. She recently taught the first ever doula training in Kuwait. Several years ago, Kristi created a line of natural body care products at The Belly Bliss products were developed especially with midwives and moms in mind. In her spare time (which is more sparse than it should be), she loves to read, practice yoga, hang out with her children who are great adult friends, and see the beauty of the world’s most curvy roads on a Harley

Kristi’s philosophy can best be summed up in her own words, “I am passionate about birth and the future of midwifery. It is my firm conviction that every woman should be able to birth with whomever and wherever she chooses while being fully supported in a protective cocoon of love, honor, and respect.”