Chris Miller has been helping Utah mothers experience the fulfillment of delivering their babies at home since 1980. She moved to Utah from California in 1980, and was privileged to have attended over 3,000 births. Her extensive training in California came from many sources as she worked for several physicians who had home birth practices; she also trained and eventually shared an office with some of the first Nurse Midwives to have a home birth practice in southern California.
She became a very busy and respected midwife, and she has followed and changed with many of the trends in childbirth over the years, always supporting a family’s choice of options. She supports and encourages women and their families to explore and exercise their desires in creating a special home birth or in her homelike birthing center in South Ogden.
Chris has assisted in many breech, vbacks, and twin births; she is experienced with the sometimes-challenging situations that come with the human experience of birthing.
Chris has trained many other women to follow the calling to midwifery, while in California she trained several women, one of whom became her midwifery partner for the years she worked in California. When Chris moved to Utah, she helped to educate women in the art of midwifery and has been a preceptor for midwifery students of the Utah midwifery school, and for the Seattle midwifery school.
She has eight children, the first 3 being born as naturally as possible in a hospital. After attending several births as a student midwife, she had her first home birth in 1971. She then had all her children at home with a variety of assistants, the last two were born in Utah, with the help of her husband, her sister and a student only. Her youngest child was born in 1984, and 2 years later she was blessed by catching her first grandchild, she has since then been the midwife for 13 of her grandchildren. She now has 16 all together. She had the honor of catching her first great-grandchild in January of 2009. Her second great-grandchild was born in December of 2011.
She has lived, and raised her children in North Ogden and has lived in the same home for the last 37 years, many of the moms she has helped have come to visit and reintroduce their (some in Utah being in their 30s) to the midwife who assisted at their births. She has even helped some of her babies have babies!
Chris was the Lab manager for North Ogden Clinic for ten years and has worked as a paramedical examiner for 20 years. She has extensive medical and holistic experience.
Currently she is CEO of Arrivals Birth Services. She is a member of several midwifery organizations.