what kind of a midwife are you?  

I am a Certified Professional Midwife and a Licensed Midwife. (CPM, LM.) this means that I attended an accredited institution that trained me specifically to safely attend out-of-hospital births and to recognize early when a transfer of care is needed. It’s a different way of thinking about birth than when in-hospital providers have an operating room 30 seconds down the hall.  I am licensed by the state of California Medical Board to practice autonomously in California and to carry antihemorrhagic medications, IVs, resuscitation equipment, oxygen, suturing materials and lidocaine, and routine newborn medications .