Midwifery care is centered around the belief that childbirth is a normal and natural event and that low-risk births do not need to take place in the hospital. Midwives trust the process of pregnancy and birth as well as the bodies of our clients to be able to birth their babies. Midwifery care is also centered around the beliefs that people should be able to choose where, how, and with whom they give birth and that they should have access to competent providers in every setting.

Midwifery Care

  • Prenatal

    Caring for you and your baby for the duration of the pregnancy.

  • Labor & Birth

    Monitoring you and your baby throughout labor and birth.

  • Postpartum

    Ensuring continued well-being of you and your baby after birth.

Meet the Midwife

Kayla Searles is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) in East Tennessee.

Kayla received a Bachelor of Science in 2013 from the University of New England in Medical Biology. She began attending Birthwise Midwifery School in Bridgton, Maine in 2016. She completed two years of classes there followed by clinical training in two different preceptorships. Her first with WomanWise Midwifery; a small homebirth practice in Maryland. Her second with Birth Cottage of Milford; a busier birth practice in Milford, New Hampshire. During her training she attended over fifty births. She graduated with her CPM certificate in October 2019 and passed the national exam in January 2020. She became a licensed midwife in the state of Tennessee in April of 2020 and began taking clients for homebirths in July of 2020. As of summer 2023 we have provided care to over one hundred families.


Consultations, complete prenatal, birth & postpartum care, waterbirth, VBAC, breastfeeding support, placenta encapsulation and SneakPeek Clinical.