Nicki Solomito Pugh is a certified professional midwife (CPM) licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners to practice midwifery in the state of Louisiana. She is committed to providing safe, skilled and compassionate midwifery services to Louisiana mothers. Nicki works as a solo-practice, home birth midwife serving central and northeast Louisiana. She also serves as the president of the Louisiana Midwives Association. Her commitment to maintaining the sacred, traditional art of midwifery through the implementation of evidence-informed, modern clinical practice is evident in the care she provides pregnant families.
Nicki began her journey into natural childbirth in 2005 by participating in a Bradley Natural Childbirth class in anticipation of her first daughters birth. By the end of 2006, Nicki had a new daughter, a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from LSU-Baton Rouge, and became a certified childbirth education instructor.
In 2011, after the birth of her third daughter, Nicki followed her call to begin midwifery training. Her training was an excellent combination of both community-based, apprenticeship model style of midwifery care with several of Louisiana's finest and most experienced midwives, as well as enrolling in the accredited midwifery college, Midwives College of Utah (MCU). Upon graduation from MCU in 2015 and passing the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) boards, Nicki became licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners to practice midwifery. Nicki continued her education at MCU and earned her Masters degree in Midwifery in 2017.
Nicki has served over 150 Louisiana families since becoming a licensed midwife in 2015. With Nicki and her birth team, you can be assured you will have experienced, patient, and skilled attendants at your birth. This team has a proven track record of safe, healthy, and FUN births! While safety is absolutely the highest priority: transport, cesarean, and NICU admission rates are a fraction of the national average expected within the out of hospital birth settings. Nicki's team does an amazing job through out the prenatal period screening for appropriateness for home birth and preventing issues during labor and birth through physical activity, nutrition, supplementation and education. The excellent statistics for their births reflect this hard work!
Nicki and her husband of 18 years have four (yes, four) daughters, three of which were born at home with licensed midwives. She also homeschools her children and enjoys life on their family farm, Revolution Meat Co. You can check it out on social media.
In her spare time, Nicki is an avid gardener, participant with livestock management, and active member of her church.