Amanda Jane Haddad
Certified Professional Midwife, serving the Cape Cod region
Amanda with sisters-in-midwifery, Dahlia and Maribel.
Amanda received her Associates degrees in Arts and Science in Nursing from Cape Cod Community College, earning her RN in 1999. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from UMASS Boston in 2002. Amanda also attended the International School of Midwifery in Miami, Florida, earning an Occupational Specialist in Midwifery degree and becoming a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) in 2006.
Amanda holds current certifications in neonatal, infant and adult resuscitation (CPR) and participates in all kinds of continuing education activities as required by her profession. She is a member of the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance (MMA) and the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS). Amanda is also involved with on-going data collection to ensure the safety of home birth through the MANA Statistics Project.
Currently there are no licenses or regulation offered to CPMs in Massachusetts; previously Amanda has been licensed as a midwife in Florida and Virginia.
During her three years of midwifery training, Amanda was prepared as an out-of-hospital maternity care provider through the holistic midwifery model. (You can occasionally see her as a student midwife on re-runs of "House of Babies," a birth-related show on Discovery Health.) Amanda now supports the community as a certified professional midwife and childbirth educator, providing support to families during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. She absolutely loves helping moms, babies, and families grow in good health and safety.
Amanda began a career in nursing before finally becoming a midwife. In addition to having extensive experience in community and hospice nursing, she has worked as a hospital-based maternity nurse, providing labor & delivery, surgical and postpartum care. She understands both the medical and midwifery models of care and the differences between them. Amanda feels blessed to have attended births in a variety of settings, including hospitals, birth centers and homes, with both low and high risk women.