CNM, WHNP, MSN, CBC
I am a Certified Nurse Midwife licensed in the state of Arizona, will full prescriptive authority. I am also a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. My education is in nursing and midwifery. I graduated from Yavapai College in Nursing and received my Master’s degree from Frontier Nursing University. I have 5 years experience as a labor and delivery, post partum and nursery nurse. I am nationally certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives Certification Board and I am licensed by the State of Arizona with full prescriber authority.
I am the proud mother of four amazing children. I have wanted to be a midwife for almost my whole life. I was born in Austria, Europe and gave birth to three of my children at home, with wonderful midwives caring for me. I believe that women should play an active role in their health care, pregnancy care and birth. I want to create an environment and a relationship where a woman feels supported and comforted based on trust and mutual respect. I believe in personal contact and open communication. In my free time I love to spend time in my garden, hike our wonderful red rocks with my dog Joy, read or enjoy a movie.
Licenses and Training:
AZ State Board of Nursing
Advanced Practice Nurse - Certified Nurse Midwife
Registered Nurse – RN
Nationally certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board
Certified Nurse Midwife – CNM
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Certified Breastfeeding Counselor
International Certified Doula
Flower Essence Practitioner
Advanced Life Support for Healthcare Providers – ACLS-OB
Neonatal Resuscitation Certification – NRP
928 634 8680 • sedonamidwife.com
The needs of breastfeeding families reach from pregnancy to infancy and even through toddlerhood. I have developed a strong understanding of what it takes to successfully breastfeed through a combination of professional development and personal experience.
I obtained an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Northern Arizona University in 1999 and began a career working with at-risk new families. This soon led me to my passion for breastfeeding support. I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I have gained experience working in the clinical hospital setting at Flagstaff Medical Center as a Lactation Consultant. My personal experiences with birthing babies in both the hospital setting and at home have solidified my passion for the more holistic care of loving midwifery. I believe strongly that breastfeeding is the biological norm and that every baby has a birth right to be fed breastmilk. My professional passion lies in helping families achieve their breastfeeding goals with competent, evidence-based, compassionate and experienced support.
As a mother of 3 breastfed children, I have experienced the many joys of breastfeeding and been witness to the many benefits of nourishing my children with breastmilk. On the other hand, I have personally experienced many of the common breastfeeding challenges and understand them very well.
I was born and raised in the Verde Valley and have spent most of my adult life here. I have a deep love for its beauty and for the people who live and raise families here. In my free time I practice yoga, jog the trails of Clarkdale with my dog, take family bike rides and spend time with my large, extended family.
It's my honor and pleasure to be part of lives of the families I serve. I see breastfeeding as a means to healthier, happier world!
928.301.3274 • email@example.com
Karin Braun CNM, ANP has practiced as a midwife in Alaska for the last 22 years both as a Direct-entry midwife 1993, and as a certified nurse midwife 2001, she has attended homebirths, birth center births and hospital births. Karin was the co-owner of Midwifery and Women's Health Care at Geneva Woods and the Geneva Woods Birth Center from 2002-2015.
Karin is married, the mother of 4 children, two daughters and two sons, and one grandson. Karin and her family recently moved to the Cottonwood area, where she is currently working on licensing in Arizona. While Karin is new to Arizona she is not new to women's health, pregnancy and birth, and will be offering in office limited ultrasound examinations. She is excited to have moved to warmer weather and to be able to attend births again.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Mare is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been teaching the skill of mindful awareness for over 25 years. Mare is a psychotherapist and has a private psychotherapy practice serving the Verde Valley. Mare has a particular interest in bridging the psychological as a spiritual path and models her practice after the teachings many deeply devoted teachers whose goal is to reduce suffering and demonstrate and teach others that joy and peace is very near to them.
928-649-9022 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Jody holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Colorado and a B.S. in Physical Therapy from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She started Hands On-Austin in 1994 with the intention of providing a specialized Manual Therapy/Myofascial release clinic in the Austin community. Jody has extensive training in manual therapy techniques which address the fascial and connective tissue system with an emphasis on treatment of male/female pelvic floor.
Jody has been studying under John Barnes since 1988 and has taken all of his courses as well as numerous skill enhancement seminars and Therapy for the Therapist seminars. She successfully completed a proficiency assessment through John Barnes' Myofascial Release treatment centers. Additional training includes numerous classes through the Upledger Institute for cranio-sacral therapy, muscle energy, visceral manipulation and somato emotional release. She has taken advanced pelvic floor classes through the American Physical Therapy Association and the Herman-Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute for male and female incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Dry needling technique is also utilized to facilitate faster reduction of myofascial pain patterns and trigger points.Jody has been teaching various manual therapy classes including Introduction to Myofascial Release and Treatment of Women's Health Issues within the Austin massage community. She is a full instructor with John Barnes, P.T., and the Myofascial Release Seminars. Her experience working with John Barnes and his staff in Paoli, PA and Sedona, AZ influenced her in developing Hands On-Austin's ongoing Intensive treatment program in Sedona, AZ and Austin, TX.
928.592.7020 • www.verdevalleymfr.com
My Love for Infant Massage began with the birth of my children . Learning nurturing touch & being me more in tune with their needs was such a blessing . It ignited a Passion & Love for this beautiful work & a desire to share with families . I believe every child deserves to receive nurturing touch & their needs be heard right from the start of life . And parents to be supported & feel the joy of connecting with their babies heart to heart .
I took my infant massage teacher training with IAIM ( International Association of Infant Massage) , Infant Massage USA that specialized in the teachings of Vimala McClure . Olga Morris is my loving teacher & inspiration .
I have been teaching Infant Massage classes for 9 years . A massage therapist & chiropractic assistant . A native to Arizona being born & raised in the verde valley . I love spending time connecting with my family in nature , gardening & wildcrafting , swimming in the beautiful wild waters , dancing , yoga & believe food is natures medicine.
Veronica Vida has a MA in Counseling Psychology & Expressive Art Therapy
Veronica has worked with individuals, children, and families in a variety of settings, as a midwife, teacher and therapist. Using various therapeutic modalities, she continues to transform her earlier role as midwife into guiding and supporting others in their own internal process of birth, growth and healing.
Inspired by her deep understanding of women's spirituality, Veronica has facilitated sacred rituals and ceremonies for individuals and the community for the past three decades. Through ceremony she inspires and guides others in celebrating life transitions and passages.
Veronica will be will be offering women's and parenting groups.
928.592.8584 • email@example.com
Danielle Markley has been practicing and studying Myofascial Release and Massage Therapy since 2008.
She has direct training from John F. Barnes seminars as well as mentored clinical training with advanced level Myofascial Release practitioners. Danielle attended Healing Hands School of Holistic Health and The Sedona School of Massage for a total of 900 hours in massage training. Along with Massage and Myofascial Release training, Danielle is also a licensed Reiki practitioner. Danielle has taken multiple courses in prenatal massage and has a unique understanding, through myofascial release, of what the body goes through during and after pregnancy. It is her personal goal to help women through this special time by providing compassionate care and the tools needed to release tension and pain. Danielle and Robert welcomed a little boy into their family in August 2012 and look forward to raising him in the Verde Valley. and performing.
928.592.7020 • www.verdevalleymfr.com