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Tooele Midwifery Midwives

Our Practice


Tooele Midwifery was opened in January 2016 by Amy Patel, CPM LDEM. Our practice is centered around informed consent and individualzed care. Tooele Midwifery serves Tooele County, Salt Lake County, and Utah County.

Amy Patel, CPM, LDEM

Amy is Tooele Midwifery's Senior Midwife and Owner.


She is a Certified Professional Midwife and Licensed Direct Entry Midwife in the state of Utah.


She has delivered over 385 babies and has helped over 684 families throughout their preconception, prenatal, postpartum, and well-body care.


Amy has been previously employed as a midwife at BetterBirth, LLC and has since opened her own practice, Tooele Midwifery, in 2016.

Amy has a passion for training students to be midwives. Amy has trained approximately 52 students in birth center and home birth settings. She also teaches IV skills at the Midwives College of Utah at their student conferences.


As well as being a midwife, Amy is a mother of four and also carried a baby as a surrogate. She is also a Certified Doula, Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, Certifed Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, and was a Former HypnoBirthing Practitioner. She also maintains certification in Neonatal Resuscitation and CPR.


She believes that every woman is unique and is entitled to personal and individualized care. She believes that a woman’s birth should be protected, supported, and void of any unnecessary interference.

Melissa Barnes, DEM

Melissa is one of Tooele Midwifery's Junior Midwives and Office Manager.

Melissa Habla español!

She has helped deliver 46 babies and has helped over 102 families throughout their preconception, prenatal, postpartum, and well-body care.

Melissa is a wife, mother of 3. She is passionate about everything pregnancy and birth. She believes every woman has the right to know her options and deserves to have the birth of her dream. 

At the age of 16, Melissa witnessed the birth of her cousin and at that moment, her dream of becoming a forensic scientist went out the window. In that same year, Melissa was introduced to midwifery during the birth of her niece. She witnessed the drastic difference in care between doctors and midwives and knew that midwifery was the route she was going to take.

10 years and 3 kids later Melissa has taken her dream off hold and has started her studies at Tooele Midwifery. She is looking forward to helping families through the journey of pregnancy and birth and is honored to be part of such a special time in their lives.


453 N Main Street, 

Tooele, UT 84074

Servicing Tooele County, Salt Lake County, & Utah County

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