Gerri Ryan, L.M., C.P.M., FACCE, CLE
Gerri Ryan began her process of midwifery in the late nineties. She successfully completed the Seattle Midwifery School Challenge Process and is licensed as a midwife by the Medical Board of California. She is a Certified Professional Midwife with the North American Registry of Midwives. She began practicing midwifery in 2003 independently.
Gerri started attending births with family and friends in 1976 and in 1995 took on the role of professional doula. She is a lactation educator and Lamaze certified childbirth educator. She is the founder of San Diego Birth Network as well as a nationally recognized DONA approved doula trainer. She is presently the Chief Operating Officer and a lead instructor for the Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery. Gerri is Birth Emergency Skills Training for Out-of-Hospital Providers (B.E.S.T.) certified. She believes that the ability to birth is deep in every woman. When women have confidence in their own abilities, the encouragement and freedom to tap into their innate wisdom, and have the loving support of family, friends and professionals who believe this too, they will truly have a satisfying birth. Please contact Gerri for your free consult at (619) 434-9188.
Gerri was the featured expert on the New Mommy Media podcast about precipitous birth.
Heather LeMaster, L.M., C.P.M., CD(DONA), Monitrice
Heather LeMaster truly believes that birth is natural and one of the most special times in a woman’s life. It was her own positive and empowering birth experience that motivated her to be a Midwife. Heather has been a doula since 2003. She began her Midwifery education in a hands on apprenticeship in 2006, joined Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery in San Diego in 2007, and graduated in 2010. She is licensed as a Midwife by the Medical Board of California. She is also a Certified Professional Midwife with the North American Registry of Midwives. Heather is Birth Emergency Skills Training for Out-of-Hospital Providers (B.E.S.T.) certified. Please contact Heather for your free consult at 858-278-2930.