Lisa Cohen, MSN, CNM

Lisa Cohen is proud to serve Kansas City and the surrounding areas as a home birth midwife. She opened Awakened Birthing in 2009 and while she loves birth in any setting, home is her favorite place to be with birthing families. Lisa’s passion as a midwife is providing families with true informed consent. This means that choosing her as your midwife will ensure discussions about all matters related to your pregnancy, with options regarding testing, technology, and birthing preferences. Lisa believes she is here to educate you, support you, and guide you through your pregnancy.


Lisa’s journey to midwifery began as a Registered Nurse in 1998; her undergraduate degree was earned at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. While she knew at that time she would someday go on to midwifery, critical care nursing was her first love and she spent 10 years working in critical care units. Her midwifery training was completed in 2008 through a distance learning program with the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Lisa feels fortunate to have worked in a variety of settings as a Certified Nurse Midwife, ranging from hospital, to free- standing birth center, to home birth.


Lisa’s philosophy of care is influenced by a myriad of personal and professional experiences. She believes in educating families about their options so they are able to make choices that are best for them and for their families. She believes that proper nutrition is the basis for one’s health or one’s disease and dietary correction should be given first consideration in healing. She believes that the majority of mothers are capable of birthing babies safely at home, warmly supported by people of their choosing. She believes babies should go straight into their mothers’ arms at the moment of birth. She believes that birth is a life-changing experience, but having a great birth can be a life-empowering experience. 

  • Home Birth – Quality home birth services in the Kansas City area.
  • Childbirth Classes – Evidence-Based Birth classes for clients and the public.
  • Well-Woman Care – Personal care in your home or my office for most of your needs.​