Midwifery

Leopi (1)

I am serving Vallejo, Napa, Berkeley, Oakland, Walnut Creek areas.

My Credentials

I am a California licensed Midwife
I have been licensed as a Midwife since 1984 and supervised well over 1300 births
I have been an internationally board certified lactation consultant IBCLC
I am a registered Ortho-Bionomy practioner
Bachelor of Arts in studio arts with a concentration in Art Therapy
500 hours of training in Homeopathy

 

Leopi_Nicola_Painting-9Experience

I have been a practicing Midwife since 1985. I have attended and supervised over 1300 births as primary midwife. I am a mother of two sons who were also born at home. My first born son, Gabriel was born in Pecos, New Mexico and my youngest son, Blas, was born in Amsterdam, Holland. Both of their births were attended by traditional Midwives.

Recognition

Best of the East Bay 2011 (Category of Health) Winner as Chosen by Parents’ Press Readers

“Best Doula/Midwife
Winner: Leopi N. Sanderson-Edmunds, L.M., El Cerrito
Moms-to-be rely on Leopi Sanderson-Edmunds to guide them through one of their most important life experiences — giving birth. A practicing midwife since 1985, she has attended and supervised more than 900 births. Incorporating Ortho-Bionomy, a gentle type of bodywork in her practice that helps with pain/stress, Sanderson-Edmunds ensures that new moms who choose to give birth either at home or in a hospital have the best possible experience. El Cerrito, (510) 717-5060, www.sanctuaryleopi.com/orthosite”

Training

1984  Received training in 1-year intensive program at the Maternity Center, a midwifery-based Birth Center in El Paso, Texas, which consisted of 3 Midwifery birth centers along the border of El Paso and Juarez.

1991 – 1993  Received 500 hours of Homeopathy training with Robin Murphy.
I specialize in homeopathy and acute remedies for pregnancy and children.

1992 – 1997  BA in Art Therapy at the College of Santa Fe, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

2007 – 2010  New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts, I completed an 18 month program (500 hours) in Ortho-Bionomy, the Homeopathy of Body work and form of body-work rooted from Osteopathy. This work includes Cranial sacral and Somatic body healing. 80 hours of beginning modules in Somatic Trauma Healing with Peter Levine and the Foundation for Human Enrichment and Basic Somatic Trauma First Aid.

2009  Became a Lactation educator and am certified as an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC)

2009  Infant Cranial Sacral techniques with Carol Gray. 32 hours.

2012  Completed 130+ hours of advanced Ortho-Bionomy practioner training and moving towards my advanced certification. Working with women and men in all stages of life in my beautiful private home office and sanctuary in Vallejo.