Hosted by Anjelica Malone and celebrating the diversity of American midwifery. T.A.M.S. is a listen in on the conversations midwives have about the work they do and the people they serve. You'll discover the different education paths there are to becoming a midwife in the United States; the hurdles and push-back midwives face in various states & territories; and why midwifery is the solution to fixing America's troubling maternal and infant mortality rates. Plus, Anjelica will share updates on her journey to becoming a midwife in Seattle, WA at Bastyr University.
In this episode Anjelica talks with Tinneca Fortin, CPM, LM, and SOMA practitioner. Tinneca shares how her first childbirth experience at 18 influenced her desire to become a midwife. Tinneca trained and graduated from Midwives College of Utah. She also spent time apprenticing alongside Toni Erickson, and then with a group of diverse midwives at Casa de Nacimiento in Texas. Tinneca shares how she struggled with and overcame self doubt throughout her journey to becoming a midwife. She also shares how she’s transitioning her practice to flow more in line with her desire to serve women beyond the childbearing year. You can connect with Tinneca online at DeepMedicineHealing.com or email her at deepmedicinehealing(at)gmail.com. Here are some of the things mentioned in the podcast: TimberCreekFarmandForest.com | Pelvic Liberation by Leslie Howard | Soma structural integration
Conversation with Texas midwife Meredith Braudaway, CPM, LM. We talk about the PEP midwifery training process, how she came to midwifery, her relationships with other midwives, addressing maternal mortality & racism in healthcare, opening Birth and Wellness Center of Arlington, her hurdles and triumphs along the way, and what she’s currently loving. You can connect with Meredith at birthandwellnesscenter.com and at @birtharlington on Instagram. Connect with me, Anjelica Malone at anjelicamalone.com and on Instagram at @anjelicamalone. Know a midwife I should interview? Have them email me here: hello(at)anjelicamalone.com. Enjoy!
This podcast is about: conversations with midwives (CPMs, CNMs, & Lay midwives), The Midwive’s Model of Care, education + training to become a midwife, state by state regulation of midwifery, and why more women are choosing midwifery care.