Jones, Savita

  • Savita Jones, CPM, LM is a second generation midwife and has attended births at home every year of her life. She grew up with her mother, Virginia Priest, a midwife, who has been at the forefront of midwifery in Wisconsin since its ‘resurgence’ in the early 1970’s. Savita was well aware of the commitment she made when she began her primary care practice in 1992 at age 19; following a formal four year apprenticeship, assisting several senior midwives, and an internship at Casa de Nacimiento. She became a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) with the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) in 1998, is a licensed Midwife (LM) in the state of Wisconsin, and also serves on the Wisconsin Guild of Midwives Board of Directors as Treasurer. Savita lives and practices in rural Northern Wisconsin, within the states second poorest county. In addition, she serves both the Bad River and the Red Cliff Indian Reservations. Savita believes that maternity care plays an instrumental role in the long term health of a society and that increasing access to midwives is part of the solution to improving the overall health of the mother and child. This belief has led her to help families that suffer from poverty by offering midwifery care on a sliding fee scale, barter for midwifery services, offering free classes to the community, consult for a local volunteer doula group, and is a provider for the Ashland/Bayfield Breastfeeding coalition.