Michelle Aristizabal, MD, FACOG

Dr. Michelle Aristizabal, M.D, FACOG received her medical degree from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, USA. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, USA. As of 2021, she is pursuing a fellowship with the Integrative Medicine with the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine …

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Susan Luddington, PhD

Susan Luddington, Phd, FAAN, is a certified nurse midwife who graduated from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing/Child Development from the Texas Woman’s University, has a Master of Science in Maternal-Child Health University of California, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University …

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Bethany Hays, MD, FACOG

Bethany Hays, MD, FACOG, is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who trained as a perinatologist and practiced obstetrics for 29 years, delivering her first baby in 1972 as a medical student at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She delivered her last baby in 2001 when she decided to put all her energy into “midwifing” the …

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Barbara Harper

Barbara Harper is a leading voice for childbirth and maternity care reform, an author, educator, midwife and internationally recognized expert on the use of warm water immersion for labor and birth. She became a registered nurse in 1975 and has worked in obstetrics, pediatrics, cardiac, neurosurgical intensive care and as a holistic nursing specialist. In …

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Nancy Wainer

Nancy Wainer is a Certified Professional Midwife who attends home births and who has been present at over 2100 births. She trains student midwives, teaches childbirth classes, is the author of two (soon to be three) books on Birth in the USA. She coined the term VBAC and her work is being archived at Harvard …

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Kerstin Uvnas Moberg, MD, PhD

Dr. Moberg is recognized as a world authority on oxytocin. Her research takes place at the famed Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and at the Swedish university of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, where she is Professor of Physiology. The author of over four-hundred scientific papers, Dr. Uvnas Moberg lectures widely in Europe and the U.S. Her …

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Jan Tritten

Jan Tritten is the founder and editor-in-chief of Midwifery Today magazine and a midwife who was in active practice from 1977 to 1989. She became a midwife in 1977 after the powerful homebirth of one of her daughters. Her mission is to make loving midwifery care the norm for birthing women and their babies in …

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Heloisa Lessa

Heloisa Lessa PhD, is an autonomous midwife attending home and hospital births in Rio de Janeiro and a birth activist. She trained with indigenous traditional midwives. She organized several birth conferences in Brazil and abroad and is an international speaker. She is the founder of a multidisciplinary team of midwifes and obstetricians caring for women …

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Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD

Lewis Mehl-Madrona holds an M.D. from Stanford University and is currently a research assistant professor in the Native American Research and Training Center at the University of Arizona college of Medicine in Tucson. He is boarded in family practice, geriatrics, psychiatry, and is board eligible in emergency medicine. He has been helping his patients find …

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Phyllis Klaus

Phyllis Klaus MFT, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and social worker. She teaches and practices at the Milton H. Erickson Institute in Santa Rosa, California, and in Berkeley, California, providing psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and counseling to individuals, couples, families, children and groups. She has worked with the concerns, both medical and psychosocial, of pregnancy, birth and …

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