My Practice

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My Credentials

I am a California licensed Midwife

I have been an internationally board certified lactation consultant IBCLC

I am a registered Ortho-Bionomy practitioner

Bachelor of Arts in studio arts with a concentration in Art Therapy

500 hours of training in Homeopathy

I have been a licensed midwife in the states of New Mexico and Louisiana, New Orleans and Texas. I have been licensed as a Midwife since 1984 and supervised well over 1300 births.

I am a painter (large scale, figurative, archetypal, symbolism and surrealism)

Experience

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.

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. Licensed in Texas as Midwife.

1985 become licensed in the state of New Mexico as a midwife

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.

2004 Licensed in Louisiana

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 was certified as a international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). I released the certification and title.

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 and Berkeley office.

MEET THE DOULAS

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Victoria Perez

I am a mother of two (birthed at home), doula, childbirth educator, Sacred Pregnancy facilitator, Mother Roaster, and sister to many. My own birth journeys inspired a profound respect and appreciation for the power and beauty of women, as well as a commitment to walk beside them in love and support as they journey from pregnancy to tenderhearted motherhood. Women deserve to be nurtured, supported, honored and held as they become mamas (each time!), and I use my calm and grounding presence to hold space for the growth and sacred transformation that pregnancy, birth and new mamahood bring about. I am passionate about honoring these times with Mother Blessings, Sacred Pregnancy and Birth Journey circles, compassionate birth support, and warming Mother Roasting practices. I am also a native Spanish speaker and am delighted to serve those whom would benefit from this. I offer homebirth services with Leopi on a sliding scale of $500 to $1,200 and hospital birth services on a sliding scale of $800 to $1,200. Please find more info on my website at www.aurorabirth.com.

Meadow Evans

My life has centered on tracking the body. This practice has had many faces: dancer, body worker, backpacker, doula, energy worker, Hakomi recipient, and mother. All of these strands have woven together to form an intuitive and informed ground from which I work. I received my massage certification from the Institue of Conscious Bodywork in 2001 and have done massage as my primary work since then. I added a prenatal massage training in 2003, which makes up about one third of my clientele, and then followed that thread of curiosity through to a doula training through Natural Resources in 2005. After a year of volunteering at births, I began my doula practice in earnest in 2006. I am constantly moved by the ways of the body’s unfolding; now subtle, now powerful, now wild, now gentle and am committed to trusting that process and supporting it in my clients. I am deeply lucky to be held in my work by my husband, Keith, and my son, Emrys, who was born at home in 2009. Contact me at greycranewoman@gmail.com or (510) 393-0929.