Hi I’m Karly, let me introduce myself
There was no escaping midwifery growing up in my house. I’m the 4th of 8 kids. The first 6 of us were born in the hospital but my mom gave birth to the 2 youngest in our living room with her midwife, Deanna, and hasn’t stopped raving about it since, so there was never a time I didn’t think every pregnant person wanted a home birth with a midwife. Heavily influenced as I was, I was trying to breastfeed my play-doh at the age of 4, was officially obsessed with babies by age 9 and at 17, when I was considering majoring in art or music, suddenly switched gears and decided to be a midwife at my mom’s casual suggestion. It just seemed to fit!
I dove head first into midwifery school shortly after turning 19, just after returning to the US from teaching English in Taiwan. If I wasn’t studying midwifery, I was spending my nights with my preceptors in awe, watching the magic of birth on repeat.
I still love working with families, art, music, making ceramics, traveling, biking, swimming and spending time in nature.
A lot has happened since I finished Midwifery School!
2004: I passed the NARM exam and became a Certified Professional Midwife
2004: I interned at the very busy Casa de Nacimiento in El Paso TX
2005: I moved to California and became licensed and started assisting with local midwives and at Best Start Birth Center
2008: Started my own practice
2016: Finished a course in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition
2016: Became a Vaginal Steam Therapy Practitioner through Steamy Chick
2017: Started the Birth Kweens podcast with my friend Ali Feroah
2019: Launched Midwifery CEU center – an online CEU source for midwives and doulas
2020: Learned how to do intrauterine insemination
Today: I’m offering Postpartum Doula Care, Preconception counseling, reproductive health visits (paps), Intrauterine Insemination and online education