About the Midwives

Home Midwifery care is a radical form of personalized care practiced throughout time and all over the world. As long as babies were being born and families were being made, there were midwives present with steady, calm, guidance and support. We have evolved our comprehensive practice based on clinical skills and continuing education, the latest research, and the deep knowledge of pregnant people and midwives who came before us. It is a holistic practice focused on the whole person, baby, and family. Homebirth has been proven to be a safe option for low risk clients in large part because of the continuity of care – we are your providers from pregnancy to postpartum – that builds a relationship of trust between us. You know we’ll be there with you and your family not only through pregnancy, but during your labor and birth, and through at least 6 weeks of postpartum care.

Evaly Long, CPM, LM

Evaly discovered midwifery in 2007 while listening to a segment about midwives on the local public radio station. That was enough to set her on the path to becoming a midwife. She would also learn that homebirth had been a family affair with her mom and her four siblings being born at home in Mexico con una Partera (with a midwife), and her dad and two siblings born at home in South Carolina. For over three years Evaly apprenticed at Sage Femme Birth Center in San Francisco, with Tres Lunas Midwifery homebirth practice, and Pacifica Family Maternity Center in Berkeley. Along the way Evaly and Christian welcomed their twin daughters, now fourteen years old, at St Luke’s Hospital, and their son, seven years old, born at home in Alameda.

Evaly is most excited to help families build their knowledge and confidence through resources, information, and building community. She tries to always hold the pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum journey in the highest honor by listening to what is being said and unsaid by her clients. She knows she and her family live on the ancestral homeland of the Ohlone people that was forcefully taken and hasn’t been given back. As a Mexican and white, light skinned person Evaly is continuously working to root out white supremacy from herself, her family, and larger institutions. She knows that many in the BIPOC, POC, LGBTQ+, and female-identified peoples have been hurt by the medical system and we carry that pain in our bodies. She believes that midwives are one bridge between marginalized communities and safe, respectful healthcare in part because of their mutual relationship built on trust.

When all people can be heard and cared for together we can all be free and grow together.

Morgan West, Hummingbird Midwifery, midwife

Morgan West, LM, CPM

Morgan is on maternity leave for the foreseeable future! Congratulations Morgan!!

Morgan is a California-licensed midwife and the founder of Hummingbird Midwifery. She believes that every family deserves skilled and compassionate support to have a healthy and empowered birth.

Before becoming a midwife, she earned her B.S. in Neuroscience from Lafayette College. She has studied maternal and child healthcare in seven countries and received her early training as a midwife at a high-volume birth center in Indonesia, where she gained a reverence for women’s innate strength and resilience in birth.

Upon moving to Berkeley, she practiced midwifery at a local birth center and in a group homebirth practice before founding Hummingbird Midwifery.

She’s on a mission to create powerful experiences of health and well being for growing families across the Bay Area, integrating her new studies of herbal medicine and birth trauma healing with her work as a midwife.

 

Audrey Dombroski, Student Midwife

Audrey has always had a passion for reproductive health and birth work. She graduated from medical school in 2017 with the intention of becoming an OB/GYN. While in school, her path to personal healing led her to the world of herbal medicine. Shortly after, she trained to become a clinical herbalist. Her love of midwifery began after working with midwives for the birth of her first child and that appreciation has continued to grow up until the home birth of her second child. She is currently enrolled as a student midwife at the Midwives College of Utah. Audrey believes in supporting families in making informed decisions about their childbirth experiences. She is passionate about diversifying midwifery and increasing accessibility of midwifery care to BIPOC communities. 

 

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