Tooele Midwifery Student Midwives

Student Midwives


Your birth will be attended by your Senior Midwife (Amy Patel), your Junior Midwife (Bryanna Lee), and one student midwife. Melissa is our dedicated and exceptional student midwife. All of our student midwives attend weekly birth assistant training. They are all Doula trained and are Certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and CPR. We respect your birth and understand that it is crucial that you are comfortable and confident in your birth team. If you have a preference for which student midwife attends your birth PLEASE let it be known and we will happily fulfill this desire.

Melissa Barnes

Melissa is one of Tooele Midwifery's Student Midwives and Doula.

Melissa habla español!

Melissa is a wife, mother of 3 and an aspiring midwife. 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 neice. 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