Hope Jackson is a Certified Professional Midwife living in Camden, Maine. She graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School in 2012 and started her own practice, Embrace Midwifery, in Spring of 2013. In 2014 she began working with Birch Moon Midwifery. During her years of formal midwifery education she apprenticed with home birth midwives in Maine and Vermont, and spent time learning and volunteering at high volume birth centers in Senegal and Indonesia. The desire to become a midwife came to Hope when she was studying alternative medicine as a college freshman in Costa Rica in 2004. During that time she started an informal apprenticeship with a home birth midwife and witnessed her first two births. She spent the next four months living and working with a traditional midwife in rural El Salvador; it was here that her desire was met with the drive and dedication to become a midwife. Hope has had the honor of attending over 150 births in 7 different countries. She is committed to providing thoughtful, competent care to every woman who seeks her assistance at such a profound time in their lives.
Hope grew up on Green’s Island, off of Vinalhaven, and is delighted to again be living in the Midcoast and serving the families of her home communities. She offers full midwifery care as well as birth and postpartum doula care. Hope lives with her partner Jamie and their son Asa, who was born at home in October of 2013. She enjoys outdoor adventures of all kinds, cooking, sewing, reading, and cuddling babies every chance she gets.