Reid Byrne, Founder of Mother Nurture Midwifery, is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and Adjunct Clinical Professor who has worked in a full-scope, hospital-based midwifery practice. Reid’s quest to enrich the mind, body and spirit has guided her inspiring career, culminating in the establishment of Mother Nurture Midwifery, providing compassionate, convenient telehealthcare. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado, Reid served five years active duty and two years reserve duty in the United States Marine Corps as a Communications Information Systems officer. During this time, she provided pastoral counseling while facilitating spiritual growth retreats for the military and their families. Reid’s spiritual nature led her to Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School where she earned a Master of Arts degree in Practical Theology. While in divinity school, she became pregnant with her first child. Reid’s own experience of pregnancy and birth opened her eyes to her true calling: helping women through the most transformative time in their lives. She became a DONA certified doula and began to chart a path to midwifery. Reid’s journey in women’s healthcare began during her yearlong apprenticeship with a home birth midwife. At the time, home births were a polarizing topic in Virginia and the midwives who supported them were often ostracized by the medical establishment. Recognizing this unfortunate reality, Reid shifted her focus to supporting pregnancies and births in a hospital setting, while maintaining relationships with home birth midwives, with the hope to collaborate in the future. Reid earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University and completed midwifery training with a Master of Science in Nursing at Frontier Nursing University. During her nurse-midwifery training, Reid also completed the Caritas Coach Education at the Watson Caring Science Institute and University of Colorado, learning how to be an even more caring and compassionate advanced practice nurse. Reinforcing her maternal mental health counseling capabilities, Reid has completed a post-graduate certificate in Advanced Evaluation & Management of Psychiatric Illness in Reproductive Age Women via the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Reid is a Certified Massage Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Doula, and Reiki Master/Teacher and has practiced these healing traditions throughout her career. In addition to providing telehealthcare directly to pregnant and birthing women, Reid established Mother Nurture Midwifery to encourage the collaboration between birth providers of all disciplines and settings. Having enjoyed empowering birth experiences with both of her children, the first in a hospital and the second at home, Reid entered the medical establishment to foster positive relationships between medical practitioners and the midwives who support home births. Serving as a bridge between these two worlds, Mother Nurture Midwifery connects women, midwives, medical providers and others in the birth community via the convenient and safe telehealthcare model.
Birth Doula (DONA) (2005)
Perinatal Mental Health (2021)
Certified Massage Therapist (2002)
Reiki Master Teacher (Usui/Lightarian/Karuna) (2006)
American College of Nurse Midwives
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Mother Nurture Midwifery provides telehealthcare only visits to provide support perinatal therapy and women’s health services. While we do not provide birth services, our primary focus is to provide support services for expectant individuals who are under the care of a community midwife. You can meet virtually with one of our Certified Nurse-Midwives. We’ll review medical records and discuss medications that we can prescribe to support a safe home birth as well as assess and treat perinatal concerns that may require medication for treatment. We also provide perinatal mental wellbeing services. Approximately 15 to 20 percent of all women experience some form of pregnancy-related depression or anxiety. If this happens to you, it is important to know you are not alone and Mother Nurture Midwifery is here to help. Through our secure and convenient telehealth platform, our practitioners can conduct mental health screenings that are more thorough than those offered during standard office visits. Together, we will develop a care plan that works for you. If you are in acute distress, we can prescribe medications to stabilize you and continued follow up care for medication management and/or ongoing counseling.