About

lisa_matthes_cohenLisa Cohen, CNM

Thank you for visiting my website. I am Lisa Cohen, a midwife with home birth and women’s health practice serving families in the Kansas City area. Awakened Birthing was formed in 2009 to provide true informed consent in decisions about pregnancy, birth and women’s health. This means that choosing me will ensure discussions about all options regarding testing, technology, and birthing preferences. I am here to educate, support and guide you through your pregnancy and beyond.

I began my journey to midwifery as a Registered Nurse in 1998; my undergraduate degree was earned at The University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. I knew at that time I would someday go on to midwifery, but I fell in love with critical care nursing and spent 10 years working in critical care units. I completed my midwifery training in 2008 through The State University of New York at Stony Brook. I have been fortunate to work in a variety of settings as a Certified Nurse Midwife, ranging from hospital, to free-standing birth center, to home birth. While I love birth in any setting, home birth is my favorite place to be with birthing families.

I want to help all families have great births!

“As soon as Lisa entered our home for the initial interview I knew she was the one. Her calming presence and experience were enough to settle my nerves.” ~M.