Sarah Michelle Moore, Certified Nurse Midwife, grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but comes to us by way of Columbus, Ohio. While her Baptismal name is Sarah Michelle, all of her family and friends know her as Michelle.
Michelle completed her undergraduate studies at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio, where she received a BA in Psychology and a minor in Theology. During her undergraduate studies, Michelle studied abroad in Rome, Italy where she had the honor of attending the viewing of Pope Saint John Paul II after his passing in 2005. During her studies abroad, Michelle also traveled to Sienna, Florence, and Assisi in Italy; Vienna, Austria; Stockholm, Sweden; London, Dublin, and Paris.
Following her undergraduate studies, Michelle served at Maggie’s Place, a home for pregnant women who are alone or on the streets, where she developed her passion for pregnancy care and birth. After her time at Maggie’s Place, she worked with kids and teens with autism. During this time Michelle also served as a Patient Care Associate (PCA)/Psychiatric Care Technician (PCT) for 7.5 years at Ohio State Medical Center.
Michelle later completed her Master of Science in Nursing at the Ohio State University. During her time at OSU she received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in the Certified Nurse-Midwife Track. In February of 2019, Michelle had the honor of presenting at the Ohio Midwifery Forward; her presentation was titled “Women with Recurrent Miscarriages: Initiation of Progesterone Treatment.” While completing her Master’s degree, Michelle worked as a psych nurse serving in inpatient care, adult psychiatric and dual diagnosis (substance abuse) at an independent psychiatric facility where she also served as a Nurse Supervisor.
Michelle is passionate about helping women experience the birth they desire. She also has a special interest in helping women in life transitions and those struggling with anxiety/depression, as well the grief of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. Her background in psychology and her empathic nature have come together in the practice of midwifery in ways she could have never foreseen.
A few of Michelle’s favorite things include faith and prayer, family, volunteering, birth, kittens, hydrangea flowers, road trips, the smell of fall, watching a new show or documentary on netflix, and musicals. Her hobbies include reading, modern quilt piecing, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle is an avid reader of Mystery, Fantasy, Dystopian Fiction (think Hunger Games or The Giver), and Historical Fiction.
One fun fact about Michelle is that she has seven Godchildren: Curtis, Hannah, Cason, Carlee, Anne Michelle (in Heaven), Luke, and Avery. Michelle’s faith is at the center of her life, and she is extremely proud to witness to her Godchildren and share in their faith journeys.
When Michelle is not working, spending time with friends and family, or engaging in one of her hobbies, you can bet she is planning her next trip!
We are so happy that Michelle has decided to make FMCC and Fort Wayne her new home.