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Mary Sommers

Mary Sommers

“The Mother of All Midwives”

Witness to nearly 1,500 births over three decades, Mary Sommers, CPM (Certified Professional Midwife), MPS (Masters in Public Service), is a leader, mentor, and maternal figure in Chicago’s midwife community. Sommers also engages with midwifery education in Mexico and Malawi.

“The classes I teach let women reclaim the inner knowledge that comes from instinct and from the deep places within us that are primal and spiritual.”