Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Community Midwifery Services, founded in 1995, is a group centered practice providing midwifery service to the community and operating as a community. We are dedicated to the education, support, and care of women in the childbearing years and beyond. The Midwifery Model of Care is a reasonable option for low-risk women.  It offers them shared decision-making, a family-centered experience, and the opportunity for a fulfilling, empowering birth. CMS is committed to providing access to comprehensive, evidence-based care.

Meet the Midwives

Michelle Hernandez, CPM, LM

Michelle became interested in midwifery after the birth of her daughter in 1986, and attended her first birth in 1987.

    • Apprenticeship: Las Vegas, NV – 1991 to 1993
    • Began practice in Oklahoma – 1993
  • Passed the NARM National Exam – 1995
  • Expanded credential to Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) – 2006
  • Licensed in Oklahoma – 2020

Michelle strives to assist our clients in having the best birth possible by providing them with midwifery care or helping them to transition to a provider that best serves their individual needs.

Nicole (Nikki) Imes, CPM, LM, CranioSacral therapist

Nikki’s passion began her passion for birth at an early age, attending the home births of 2 of her siblings in 1997 & 2000.

  • Began attending births as a doula – 2000
  • Certified as a DONA Birth Doula – 2009
  • Certified as an OMA Midwife’s Assistant – 2011
  • Infant CranioSacral Training with Carol Gray – 2011
  • Upledger CranioSacral Trainings CST1, CST2, SER1 & SER2 – 2011 to 2014
  • Completed the OMA Senior Midwife requirements – 2016
  • Certified as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) – 2017
  • Licensed in Oklahoma – 2020

Nikki believes that pregnancy and birth are powerful times in a woman’s life, and the role of a midwife is to support a woman in finding her own inner strength as she creates and brings forth her child.

“The greatest joy is to become a mother…the second greatest is to become a midwife.” – Norwegian Proverb