Sue Potts, loves birth and believes midwifery to be a sacred calling, a profession that she is humbled to be a part of. It is her goal to care for women in a way that leaves them feeling nurtured and secure in the knowledge that their individual choices are respected.
Sue grew up with the desire to become a nurse, as long as she can remember, and graduated in 1997 from Liberty University School of Nursing with her BSN. She learned about midwifery while in nursing school and sought out a midwife to care for her during her pregnancy.
She was blessed to be cared for by Cathy Rude, one of the founders of KBC, throughout all 4 of her pregnancies and homebirths. She went on to work as Cathy’s birth assistant for about a year.
Though she aspired to become a midwife since her first birth, she chose to wait until her children were older to return to school, so that she would be free to pursue midwifery in a whole-hearted manner. By deferring her career change she could be present for her children, her very greatest blessings, until a time when they didn’t need her in the same way.
She graduated in 2020 with an MSN from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, in nurse-midwifery, passing the board exam and becoming licensed the same year. With her children being older she is thrilled to be able to pursue her dream of being a midwife, and her children are enthusiastically supportive of her midwifery career.
It has been said that a good midwife knows how to do nothing well, which means allowing the process of labor and childbirth to unfold without intervening unnecessarily. When a woman is cared for by a good midwife, she is empowered at the very beginning of her parenting journey, gaining confidence in her abilities as a mother. As women we care for everyone else and so often are not the ones being cared for.
Sue strives to care for women in a way that makes them feel nurtured and valued as she journeys with them through this unique time in their lives. Her philosophy of birth meshes well with how the KBC midwives practice.