Meet the Midwife

Samantha Crickmore, LM, CPM

 Midwife Sam on the left and student Midwife Sydney on the right

Midwife Sam on the left and student Midwife Sydney on the right

 

Samantha began her journey into midwifery nearly a decade ago. She was pursuing nursing and obstetrics, when she had the life changing opportunity to witness midwifery care first hand. She knew instantly that this was her calling and transferred to FSTM (Florida School of Traditional Midwifery). She graduated, with honors, from the 3 year direct-entry midwifery program at the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery in Gainesville, Florida. Samantha had the amazing opportunity to learn from a variety of midwives from brand new to grassroot. Their varying levels of expertise and differences in styles of practice have shaped her into the midwife she is today. She has worked in multiple well-known and respected birth centers as well as a high-risk OB office. Since 2015, Samantha has attended nearly 500 out of hospital births. Caring for healthy, low-risk women is her specialty, therefore, her cesarean rate is below 5% compared to a local rate of 35% or more. She is known for her nurturing, personalized and evidence-based care and her light-hearted sense of humor.

KellyAnne 

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Licensed Midwife KellyAnne has been a big part of FCMS from day one in assisting Sam with the groundwork of establishing the practice. They met while KellyAnne was attending Midwifery school and spent time as Sam's student. They grew as great friends and now work closely together serving the families of First Coast. KellyAnne had a beautiful homebirth with Sam. They were also Sam's Midwife for her HBA3C (home birth after 3 c-sections) in May. KellyAnne is compassionate,  meticulous and has such a heart for serving. You may see them from time to time when Midwife Sam is out of office.