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About
Alison Osborn

Alison's Training & Philosophies

  • Has attended over 1000 births
  • Licensed Midwife (LM) (State of California)
  • Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) (National License)
  • Previously Licensed in Texas and New Mexico Former
  • President & founding member of California Association of Midwives (CAM)
  • Apprenticed four students who are now Licensed Midwives
  • Founding member Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
  • Member International Confederation of Midwives
  • Author for Midwifery Today on various topics including herbs, herbal induction, honesty, and Disclosure Statements.

Alison's philosophy of practice is that a woman's body is able to grow, deliver, and nurse a baby. She understands that pregnancy is a wonderful time in women's lives, and feels midwifery care should be fun. Alison knows that trust and confidence develop over time, which helps foster a normal and healthy process. She believes that good prenatal care is a balance of nutrition, exercise, and also very important, relaxation. What she does together with the mother is monitor the parameters of well being.

Alison Osborn is a Licensed Midwife. Like Midwives in Europe, Licensed Midwives don't become nurses first. Midwives' safety record has been documented in several studies, which conclude that home birth attended by a midwife is safe. California Licensed Midwives attend or challenge a three year program through Seattle Midwifery School. Many California Midwives learned through apprenticeship, self-study, and internships at high-volume birth centers such as Casa de Nacimiento, where Alison studied and later taught midwives from all over the world.

1000th Baby Party
Alison's 1000th Baby Party

 

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