It doesn’t matter how many books or articles you read. Nothing can prepare you for pregnancy. From those early kicks to the late full-belly shifts, the whole process is strange yet incredible. Unfortunately, with so many changes happening, it’s easy to start feeling overwhelmed by it all. It’s why so many message boards are filled with panicked parents asking, ”IS THIS NORMAL?!?!” Midwives are here to help you deal with the constant flood of information. A great midwife will sit down with you, walk through all your questions, and ensure you leave your appointments with the answers you need. Unlike most traditional OBs, midwives limit their patient numbers. So they can ensure everyone receives the proper amount of attention. If you’ve been looking through your choices, I would love to tell you about my favorite Los Angeles midwives.
Aleksandra Evanguelidi is a licensed Los Angeles midwife who has devoted the past 15 years to giving parents the birth experience of their dreams. Aleks believes pregnancy should be honored as a sacred time. Additionally, she works to ensure a positive season in your life. Aleks can start her services before pregnancy even begins with her preconception guidance. Throughout your pregnancy, she’ll offer personalized attention and help you build your birth plan. She can refer you to specialists if required and will make sure you have all the help you need. She’ll coach you throughout labor and, following your delivery will continue to check on your recovery.
LA Midwife Collective is a Los Angeles agency featuring midwives Monica Wood and Jennifer Brandon Ruiz. The women offer prenatal midwifery, nutritional counseling, education, and birth support. Both Monica and Jennifer have spent years working in the area as midwives and, as a result, have built up strong relationships with surrounding OBs. Their collaborative approach to care ensures you’re constantly getting the best information. The collective specializes in water birth and will ensure you feel equipped if you choose this option. You’ll feel empowered throughout your pregnancy and delivery, and the midwives will be there following to make sure your path to recovery is as smooth as possible!
Born To Be Loved Birth is a Los Angeles agency featuring Faith Morie Freeman as well as several midwives-in-residency. Faith has a love of making sure her clients have the birth journey they’ve always wanted. She has a wide range of experience, including in VBACs, and is ready for pretty much any challenge. With the office, you’ll have the option of delivering within their cozy birth center. You’ll receive unparalleled prenatal care throughout every trimester and be presented with the information you need for your delivery. The office offers fertility treatments for those who may be having difficulty conceiving. Their compassionate service will ensure you feel understood.
Don’t let the constant stream of information throughout pregnancy overwhelm you! By finding a team of Los Angeles midwives you trust, you’ll be able to handle anything motherhood can throw at you.
As you plan your labor, don’t forget to book your newborn photos! I’m a Los Angeles-based motherhood photographer with a special passion for helping make sure your memories last for years to come. If you’ve been looking into scheduling a photo shoot for your little one, I would love to connect! Contact me today to find out more!