About my team
Gold Cord Midwifery is the home birth practice of Ariel Dickerson, CPM-TN.
My midwifery team

I am assisted by women who are passionate about providing the best care to you and your family. I will always bring one or two of my wonderful and qualified assistants to your birth. Due to the large area I serve and the nature of birth, I have several assistants. Once we know your location and when your baby is due we can know who is most likely to assist me at your birth. You will meet assistants at prenatal visits because our goal is to build relationships so you are comfortable and relaxed with the people around you at your birth!

Meet the Gold Cord Midwifery team

Ariel Dickerson

CPM-TN - Founder, Gold Cord Midwifery
  • Mother of 8 (all born at home!)
  • Informal Midwifery Apprentice 1994-1999
  • Midwifery Apprentice 2000-2004
  • Licensed Midwife 2004-2015/ 2019-present
  • Certified Professional Midwife 2004-2015 / 2018-present
  • CPR Certified
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified
  • Attend Bi-Annual  Peer Review
  • CEU-current
  • Have attended over 200 births as of 2019

I’m a Certified Professional Midwife licensed by the state of Tennessee to practice midwifery. I’ve had the honor of supporting women in childbirth for the past 20 years. I love watching families’ stories unfold and I feel privileged that they allow me to be part of their story. The miracle of birth continues to delight me. Each mother and baby's journey is so unique in their own way. It will always amaze me how powerful God made the woman's body. My favorite birth of my own was my fifth son's. As I pushed him out I reached down and scooped him up to my chest. He came straight from my womb into my arms!

My husband David and I are Christ-followers. We raise and homeschool our seven boys and one girl ranging in ages from 0-20. They were all born at home, and five were water births.

I began my midwifery journey when I was 15 years old, going to births to observe and help out when needed. At 21, when I was pregnant with my first, I formally began my midwifery training through a distance training program in Texas. Over the next three years, I studied, worked at a birth center for 6 weeks, apprenticed home births with a licensed midwife and birthed my own two boys. After the birth of my second son, I officially graduated midwifery school and got my license to practice midwifery in the state of Tennessee in 2004. I took a break from midwifery later while we lived in California and I was busy having my own babies. We moved back to Tennessee in 2017, and it became possible for me to reinstate my license. I'm honored once again to assist and support women in having an informed, supported and empowering birth.

I enjoy making natural herbal products, gardening and baking yummy things to eat. I love God, my wonderful husband, my amazing kids, camping, hiking, eating dark chocolate and looking at the stars when I get home from births. My current favorite I'd have to say, is snuggling and playing with my very first grand baby!

I’m honored to be able to help women have their babies at home. I want to help you have the birth that you picture for yourself to the best of my ability.

Midwifery for me is a passion, a privilege, and, I feel, God's calling on my life.

Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson

Midwifery Assistant
  • CPR Certified
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified
  • CLC (Certified Lactation Consultent)

I am a Doula, CLC, Assistant and Student Midwife. I am currently enrolled at Midwives College of Utah, pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Midwifery and my CPM. I have an Associates degree in Early Childhood Development, and have extensive training in trauma informed care.

I started my career in 2016 as a trained Doula, and later became a Certified Lactation Counselor through the World Health Organization. I am CPR and NRP certified, a trained Birth Assistant, and have special training in Spinning Babies and Peanut Ball positioning.

I'm married to my husband of 10 years, and we live in Hardeman County with our five children. In my free time, I enjoy gardening and herbalism, cozying up with a good book, and spending time in nature with my family. I love strong coffee, rain storms, and deep conversation.

Ashley Tyler, Assistant Midwife

Ashley Tyler

Midwifery Assistant

I have always been a lover of births and in awe at the amazing privilege and ability we have as women to carry and birth little humans into this world. I am excited and honored to come alongside other women as they travel this journey.

I am a homeschooling mother of 6 children, all born naturally at home. My last four were born unassisted, but my husband of 16 years, Ray, was there by my side and the perfect “midwife” during these miraculous moments.

Ray and I own and operate Rose Creek Farms in Selmer TN, growing organic summer veg, salad greens and root crops year ‘round. I enjoy a lot of different activities, but my current favorite is working with wood- learning to make charcuterie boards, bowls, ornaments and trinkets.

What I believe

You, as a mother, are the one giving birth.
You have the right to choose your care provider, to take an active part in your care with informed decision making, and to determine where you feel the most comfortable giving birth.

Enjoy the Benefits and Comfort of Staying Home!

I would love to help you with your home birth journey! Consultations are free. Please feel free to contact me to set up a consultation visit where we can chat about your dreams and ideas for your birth and talk more about the midwifery care I offer.
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