Midwifery Matters

Our Services

  • Complimentary Consult and Tour with Midwife
  • Free Pregnancy Tests
  • Prenatal, Birth, and Postpartum Care
  • Birth at Birth Center
  • Home Births for 70 mile radius of Greenville (Grand Rapids, Big Rapids, Lansing, and Kalamazoo)
  • Newborn Care
  • Well Women Care
  • Birth Control Counseling 
  • Lactation Consultation
  • Childbirth Classes
  • Support Groups

 Contact Information


Midwifery Matters

Leslie Cornwell, CNM

118 East Benton St

Greenville, Michigan 48838

(616) 258-2386


Midwifery Matters Community Center

0-6293 Kenowa Ave

Grandville, Michigan 49418

New location opening January 1.

Why choose a birth center

It is a home-like setting outside the hospital where healthy women can have family-centered care for pregnancy and birth by a qualified midwife. A birth center is more than a PLACE for birthing, it's a COMMUNITY supporting healthy pregnancy, gentle birth, and natural parenting. There is nothing else like it in Michigan! 

Mission Statement


The birth center in Greenville, Michigan will be a place of welcome, acceptance, and nurturing for clients and staff. We will strive for excellence in care using a blend of evidence, experience, intuition, and ancient wisdom. Flexibility, within safety, for the mom, baby, and midwives, will guide us in trying to meet the needs of all involved.

Why Midwifery Matters 

Offers the safest birth options in Greenville, Michigan for low risk moms and their babies. Philosophy and care practices are to eliminate the unnecessary, and often times unsafe, interventions that still happen in hospital deliveries.  Growing a baby and birthing are innate and amazing processes that healthy women can do with education, information, and support.

What is a midwife?


Midwives are trained professionals with expertise and skills in supporting women to maintain healthy pregnancies and have optimal births and recoveries during postpartum period. Midwives provide individualized care uniquely suited to their physical, mental, emotional, and cultural needs. Midwifery is a women-centered empowering model of maternity care that is utilized in all the countries of the world with the best maternal and infant outcomes.

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