Meet the Midwives

At HeartSpace Midwifery, you’re in good hands. Hands that have delivered over 2,000 babies and cared for their own respective children.

93% home births


Over 2,000 babies caught

Induction <1%

C-Section Rate 6.6%

Meet Heidi and Maureen, the midwives behind HeartSpace.

Heidi Ricks


Heidi is the mother of three fantastic children:  Kaleigh, Cerid, and Lochlan.  

A midwife since 1994, her passion for birth work began shortly after her daughter’s birth when she had the privilege of attending the birth of a friend. When she saw the difference that having another woman who trusts the mother and the baby to find their own path through the process of birth can make, she was hooked. She is still awed by the amazing power all women display during labor and birth. When supported in a loving and nurturing way, Heidi believes women come to motherhood with the knowledge that they can do anything!  

Heidi is also passionate about her work with women and children in Africa. She has traveled to Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Morocco to teach women’s empowerment and basic life-saving skills to birth attendants. She initiated a feminine pad project that has taken on a life of its own.

Maureen Murphy


Maureen is the mother of two, Aden and Maya, both born at home into the hands of midwives. She has been attending births at home and in the hospital, and teaching childbirth education since 2001. She has a Masters in Midwifery and is a Certified Midwife, licensed in New York, as well as a Certified Professional Midwife, licensed in Vermont.

With a BA in Political Science and Women’s Studies, Maureen continues to lecture at conferences and universities about reproductive rights and childbirth from a feminist perspective. Maureen is also a Sexual Health Educator and has facilitated “Girls Group” in local schools since 2004.

Maureen is also passionate about the needs of women and babies in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere with the worst maternal and infant mortality rates. Her work there included teaching midwifery students life-saving skills, assisting with mobile prenatal clinics in the central plateau, and attending births.