Cheryl Gilman, CPM

My personal experience with 3 hospital births and then switching to midwives for my last 3 births has greatly influenced my journey into midwifery. 

I believe that birth is a sacred event designed by God, and love caring for women in pregnancy and childbirth.  I decided to become a home birth midwife and pursue my desire to see mothers birth and babies born in an environment that honors them, affirms their dignity, and nurtures the whole family. It is a privilege to be a part of this miraculous transformation of so many lives.

I trained with both Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Professional Midwives in Maryland and then Kansas City. I completed my certification as a Professional Midwife in 2013 and I am certified in Neonatal resuscitation and Adult/Pediatric/Infant CPR.

My education continues by attending midwifery conferences and pertinent workshops. My memberships are with Missouri Midwives Association and Kansas Midwives Association as well as the Midwives Alliance of North America.

I voluntarily adopt the MANA Standards and Qualifications for the Art and Practice of Midwifery. My practice guidelines are based on the MANA Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice.

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you.

Sarah Papabathini, CPM

Hi! I’m Sarah Papabathini. I was certified as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) in February of 2018.

Prior to that I had worked as an EMT and then as a Paramedic. My CPM training was
completed under midwife Debbie Perry.

I am a wife to Jaipaul and mom to Jedidiah, and his wife Emma, and Elizabeth. I am also Grammy to two lovely ladies. We have lived in the Kansas City area since 2010, previously living in New York and India.

I love birth and watching families grow. My goal is always, healthy mama and healthy baby.