Amanda Lewis

Amanda Lewis Midwife at Birth Center of Baton Rouge

Loving babies runs in Amanda’s family: for years, her great-grandmother worked at the Natchez hospital in the nursery, rocking and caring for newborns. While a nursing student at that same hospital, Amanda attended her first birth and witnessed the miracle of life. She immediately fell in love. In that moment, she found her calling.

While working as a medical-surgical nurse at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Amanda birthed her first child, Alessandra, under the care of a delightful Scottish midwife (coaching her husband into catching their daughter). After returning to Baton Rouge, Amanda became a labor-and-delivery nurse with Woman’s Hospital and then the midwife group at Ochsner Medical Center.

Upon graduating as a Certified Nurse-Midwife from one the world’s first and foremost universities for midwifery, Frontier Medical School, Amanda was immediately offered a position with the group—the first time the Oschner medical system ever employed a graduating midwife. While there, she also delivered her second child, Nicholas, with the help of her doula (René Johnson) and her fellow midwives. Today, Amanda serves at The Birth Center of Baton Rouge, providing support during pregnancy and birth as well as well-woman care from puberty to menopause and beyond.

She is perhaps most proud of the mothers who’ve chosen to have multiple children with her. She is passionate about the midwifery model of care and continually searches for evidence-based practices that allow for the birth experience her mothers want.

Amanda is fluent in American Sign Language and near-fluent in conversational Spanish. She has been thrilled to be able to connect with her deaf and Spanish-only mothers to support them through their own birth experiences.

She serves as Vice President for the Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Amanda is also active with Deaf Focus, the hub for the Baton Rouge deaf community, frequently volunteering and serving as the summer camp nurse.

Originally from both Natchez and Prairieville, Amanda lives in Prairieville with her husband, two children, and a small zoo.