MMCI Spotlight


Bright Lights of the Second City: 50 Prominent Chicagoans on Living with Passion and Purpose by Betsy Storm


 Mary Sommers Profile:


“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.”


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More than a Midwife, MMCI Founder, Mary Sommers new book