My husband and I are so grateful for Deanna’s support and knowledge throughout the entire pregnancy. We appreciated that she offered us trusted information and allowed us to make the best decisions for us. Her calm and confident nature put us at ease during labor.
— Baby Gwen's mom

I am Deanna Norris, Holistic Doula, Certified Placenta Arts Specialist (APPA-C), Student Midwife (Bachelor's of Science in Midwifery, Midwives College of Utah graduating 12/2018)

I have 3 beautiful sons and a wonderfully supportive husband. We enjoy a loud and messy life with them at our home in Edmond where we create masterpieces daily and grow things in our yard. I believe in inclusive care for diverse families and support a wide variety families and belief systems.  

My goal is to support you in the most intentional and holistic way, supporting your choices for your birth. I attend hospital, birth center, and home births. I support natural birth, medicated birth, and surgical birth. 

**Currently pursuing Bachelors of Science in Midwifery through Midwives College of Utah. Estimated graduation date, 12/2018. To utilize my services as a student midwife under supervision, please email me at*


Affiliations: Birth Arts InternationalOklahoma Healthy Birth AllianceAssociation of Placenta Arts Preparation (APPA), NACPM (National Association of Certified Professional Midwives), NACPM, Oklahoma Chapter

A condensed list of trainings:

Birth Doula Training- DONA, BAI, This Holy Work, 2012/2013

Mercy In Action, Midwife's Assistant workshop, 2014

Understanding Womb Trauma: Triumph over Tragedy Webinar, 2014

Resolving Shoulder Dystocia workshop, Gail Tulley, 2014

Spinning Babies workshop, Gail Tulley, 2014

Truth About VBAC Webinar Series, Jen Kamel, 2014

MCU, Midwife's Assistant, 2016

Breastfeeding for Midwives, 2016

Certified Placenta Encapsulator- APPA, 2016

NRP/CPR certification, expires 2018

Additional training: MCU- Herbology, Advanced Herbology for Midwives, 2016, MCU- IV Skills, 2016, MCU, Fetal Heart Surveillance, 2016 MCU, Ultrasound Interpretation for Midwives, 2016, WIC Breastfeeding Symposium, 2014, Gut Health and Healing for the Breastfeeding Family webinar, Jennifer Tow, IBCLC, 2014, Orgasmic Birth Webinar, 2014, Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications webinar, 2014, Childbirth: A Global Perspective, webinar by Emory University, 2014, Creating Fertile Ground virtual conference, 2014, A Comprehensive Look at Ankyloglossia, Maxillary Lip-Tie, Frenectomy and Aftercare Webinar, 2014, Aromatherapy For Children: Autumn and Winter teleconference, 2014, How to debunk the ACOG/AAP Opinion Statement on Waterbirth webinar, 2014, 3 Dimensions of Fertility webinar, 2014, The Ethics of Home Birth and Informed Decision Making webinar, 2014, Birth Network National, Childbirth Summit webinar, 2013, Aviva Jill Romm teleseminar, The Work of Birth, 2013, Certified Holistic Life Coach, 2013, Certified Raw Foods Coach, 2013, Certified Home Apothecary, 2013, Breastfeeding for Doulas, 2012