About the Midwives

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Evaly Long, CPM, LM, 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. Over three years she 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 her husband welcomed their twin daughters, now nine years old, at St Luke’s Hospital, and their son in December 2014, born at home.

Evaly is most excited to help families build their knowledge and confidence through resources, information and building community. She firmly believes that informed choice and the midwifery model of care are an amazing way to empower parents, regardless of where the birth takes place.

Evaly lives on the beautiful island of Alameda and can be found on the beach with her kids on many sunny days.

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Rachel Valenzuela-Ours

As a student midwife and doula, Rachel has supported many clients and loved ones through the transformative experiences of conception, pregnancy, birth, miscarriage, abortion, and early parenting. Her birthwork balances current research and community wisdom, strengthens mind-body-spirit connections, and encourages self-care and resilience. Rachel facilitates a biweekly pregnancy and parenting group for queer, trans, and non-binary parents and parents-to-be. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Women & Gender Studies and a master’s degree in Integrative Health Studies.

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