Professional Background
Midwifery Training  and Experience  
My midwifery studies began through apprenticeship in Phoenix Arizona, in 1998. I  moved to
Texas in February 2001 to attend midwifery school at  Maternidad La Luz in El Paso.  My
training took place in a very busy free standing clinic/birth center. The birth center was staffed
entirely by midwives and students  where we cared for women during various stages of
pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. In addition to our obstetrical training

we also provided well women care.  

Academic and clinical training were integrated, allowing hands on experience.  The areas of study
included, nutrition, well woman care, physical exams, lactation assistance, maternal assessment,
pelvimetry, lab work, emergency skills, prenatal complications, neonatal resuscitation, newborn
issues, suturing, water birth, unusual birth presentations etc. During my training at
participated in over 180 births.    I also attended  hundreds of prenatal exams and provided
postnatal care for new mothers and their babies.  I successfully completed the advanced three
year program in 2004.  I became an Arizona Licensed Midwife

in October 2004 and opened Sunrise Midwifery.  I have attended over 350 births
with 160 of those in a Homebirth setting.
  • Arizona Licensed Midwife, 2004
  • Certified Professional Midwife, National Association of Registered Midwives 2003
  • Maternidad La Luz Midwifery School and Birth Center 2001-2004
  • Arizona Association of Midwives, ,Secretary 2007-2009, 2011-2013
  • Glendale Community College, Glendale, Arizona
  • National College of Midwifery, Taos, New Mexico
  • Graduate of The Doula’s of North America  (DONA) Training Program Certified Doula, 1997
  • Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Education, 1998
  • Childbirth Education Instructor
  • CPR / Neonatal Resuscitation Certification
  • Phlebotomy Trained
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Featured Guest, KFNX Radio, Homebirth Related Topics
  • Gilbert Unified School District, Guest Speaker, Health Occupations, Gilbert Arizona
  • Naturopathic School of Medicine Arizona, Guest Speaker, Scottsdale Arizona
  • La Leche League Member
  • Attachment Parenting International Member
Copyright 2004-2015 Sunrise Midwifery L.L.C.
All Rights Reserved
Jude Melton
Certified Professional Midwife
No moment in time
is more significant than
how a baby enters the
About me
I share my life with my partner Douglas and my 8 pound
Maltese, Julian.    I am the
mother of 4 sons and 4 sweet grandchildren.  My hobbies include, sewing, g
spinning handmade yarn, jewelry making and photography.  I love traveling

and especially enjoy seeing the countryside by train.  My life is full.  
Midwifery is my passion and I am truly living my dream.