Nest Midwifery

To me, being a midwife means having trust in a woman’s body, her instincts and ability to birth without intervention. It also means respecting her birthing decisions and realizing that birth is a time of change, growth and empowerment. It is my privilege as a midwife to care, protect, and trust in women and their families as they have their birthing experiences.


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What is a midwife?

A midwife is a traditional birth attendant that literally means “with women”. Midwives are recognized throughout the world as the most appropriate care providers for most women during the childbearing years, and for continued annual wellness care. An estimated 80% of the world’s babies are caught into the hands of midwives. With a midwife you can experience high quality, personalized care, pride and self-empowerment through the knowledge offered about your own health.

As a trained professional, midwives can offer expert care, education, counseling, and support to a woman and her family. Midwives are experts in the “normal” processes of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Midwives have a superb record of safety and numerous studies have associated midwifery with excellent outcomes. The five nations with the world’s lowest infant mortality rates, and lowest rates of technological intervention have midwives attending 70% of all births without a physician in the birthroom.

Why Choose Homebirth?
Around the world women continue to choose the option of homebirth. Homebirth is a safe alternative to hospital and birth center birth. One’s home is a sacred, protective and comforting place. For these reasons, many women continue to choose to labor and birth in their home surroundings. Homebirth often allows laboring women and their partners a less stressful birthing environment, and therefore a more welcoming atmosphere for their new child. Birthing at home gives women the power in their birthing experience. For many people, choosing to birth at home is what is best for them and their families.
Who am I?

I am Maura Daly, a Certified Professional Midwife and Licensed Midwife. Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) acquire their education through a variety of routes, and have their skills and experience evaluated through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). I received my training as a midwife at Maternidad La Luz, an intensive midwifery program as well as a high volume birth center located in El Paso, Texas. I have completed a three-year academic program in midwifery in addition to working as a midwife and teacher in a birth center and midwifery school. I have attended over 400 births. In addition, I received my bachelors of arts from Hampshire College with a focus in Cross-Cultural Health Perspectives in Women’s Health.

My devotion to midwifery is based upon my belief that pregnancy and birth are both normal and important events in a woman’s life. As a midwife, my goal is to provide individualized education, counseling, prenatal care, continuous support and assistance during labor and birth and the postpartum period. These are the ingredients of good midwifery care, and when combined they allow for an empowering birth process based upon the informed decisions of the parents. This is the midwifery model of care, and it has proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean birth.

Si usted quisiera mas información de como dar la luz en su casa por favor llamar al teléfono 510.333.0751 or contactarme por correo electrónico a la siguiente dirección: nestmidwifery@gmail.com

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RESOURCES

* Midwives Alliance of North America

* NARM- North American Registry of Midwives

* Mothering Magazine

* Citizens for Midwifery

* Midwifery Today



* Empowered Birth

* Bay Area Birth Association

* Birthways

* Homebirth Choice

* Recent Research


MAURA DALY, CPM, LM ~ nestmidwifery@gmail.com ~ 510.333.0751