Paige Carroll, Certified Professional Midwife
HI, I'm Paige and I am a Licensed Certified Professional Midwife and owner of Welcome Home Midwifery. I received my CPM certification through NARM in November 2018 after nearly 3.5 years of strenuous training through the apprenticeship model of education. During this time I was able to serve nearly 100 people during their pregnancies - including prenatal, labor, delivery, and postpartum times. Since beginning my practice in March of 2019 I have served many families in Knoxville and surrounding areas.
I have a genuine love and passion for what I do. Being able to walk alongside a family during this special time is a privilege, and I am continually honored and humbled to be apart of the journey!
I am married to my best person, Austin, and we have three beautiful, and spunky, children! Ellie, Millie, and Charlie.
Casie Vance, Birth Assistant, WHNP
I got the birth bug in college while interning with my aunt who was an OBGYN . This led me to become an Labor and Delivery nurse in 2004 and a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in 2007. Becoming a mother led me to the natural parenting community and developed my interest in breastfeeding, baby wearing, and car seat safety. I transitioned into a full-time homeschooling mom of four after my twins were born in 2017. I have been working with Welcome Home Midwifery since 2019. In addition to my nursing education, I am trained as a home birth assistant and certified in neonatal resuscitation.
Leiann Saniger, Birth Assistant
I'm Leiann and a mom to 6 kids. I have been a doula since 2013 and I have been a birth assistant at Welcome Home Midwifery since 2019. Birth has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I really felt the strong pull to become a doula after having a wonderful doula at my 5th birth. After that experience I knew I wanted to work in the birth community. My first 5 children had all been born in the hospital and after seeing how beautiful natural birth could be, I had my 6th at home. I'm a firm believer that the human body was made to birth naturally. In addition to my training as a home birth assistant, I am certified in CPR and neonatal resuscitation.
Abby Newsome, Student
Hi, I’m Abby and I am a student midwife. I decided that I wanted to be a midwife after spending time in Ghana, West Africa where I saw first hand the lack of maternal/newborn care that is true for most countries around the world. I value the opportunity midwifery gives me to build relationships with women and families. I love seeing the confidence women gain through childbirth, and the amazement of the human body and what it is capable of. I am in my last semester of school through Mercy in Action College of Midwifery and I have been to over 70 births to date.
I love traveling, laughter, and hanging out with friends and family. I’m married to an awesome guy named Chase and we have a puppy named Chunk!