About the Midwives

Why do we think families should have access to midwifery care? Because the midwifery model of care is based on working with families to tailor their experience to suit their individual needs. It is not just for one type of family, it can be for everyone! Midwifery care is based on the understanding that the midwife will provide their clients with enough information for them to feel empowered to make important decisions about theirs and their baby’s health. Midwifery care happens in spaces where you comfortable, like your home, so that you can release and work with your body to birth your baby. Midwifery care holds the space for families with respect, honor, trust and love, so they can grow and welcome a new baby into their lives throughout pregnancy, the birth and postpartum.

Home midwifery care is a radical form of self-care, where we support you in putting the needs and goals of you and your family first. From that foundation you can extend out to your communities to spread love and strength to all families.

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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 ten 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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