ANDREA MEYER LM,CPM
Andrea Meyer, midwife, mother, wife, friend, gardener, walker, avid reader and a happy woman who wants to live in a world where every woman can acknowledge with confidence that her journey to motherhood was just right because it was hers!
Andrea is a well-known and dedicated midwife in her community for over 15 years. Her straightforward communication style paired with her Holistic Healing Training (HHP)and her many years in the Hospitality Industry brings a loving, conscientious and competent midwife to work each day. She has been supporting women in the birthing community since 1991 through a myriad of pathways to motherhood. You can find her being asked to speak at engagements and panels often. Advocacy for woman’s birth choices in provider, location, and procedure are her passion second only to her voice for the newborn!
Her love of the newborn and foundation for her midwifery career began with her own birth experience, October 3, 1962. She believes that a baby’s needs are best met when mothers’ are educated, listened to, supported and trusted. She hopes this will bring that new person into a loving world and many healthy relationships. Andrea has seen that helping a mom be who she is, coupled with the help and love of her midwives, family, and community can set that child on its best path!
Having had three children of her own at home, she knows the challenges and the joys! They say life is a journey and that is true of motherhood and parenting. Andrea believes your journey through pregnancy, and birth will show women their unlimited capacity to be there for her child. Then after the birth and what seems like too much unknown and many mistakes the right path of actions as a parent will open before her. Fathers, this is also true for you. Birth and parenting are growth opportunities for us and the framework from which humans begin to express their essence. This is where the fun begins!
Midwifery has been a joy in Andrea’s life both as a mother giving birth and as a profession. Call Ocean Midwives soon and share some of your story with her!
1967 Montessori student through 4th grade
1980 Graduated from Darien High School, CT
1984 Graduated from University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, with a Bachelor of Arts
General Studies major, focus areas in; business, psychology, computer science, art, French
1993 Completed the academic course & passed the exam for the Massachusetts Association of Midwives
Licenses, Certifications and Training, still current
1998 Licensed Midwife, CA medical board, LM 93
1998 Certified Professional Midwife, NARM the North American Registry of Midwives, CPM 99090007
1994 NRP Provider, American Heart Association
1994 BLS for Healthcare Provider, American Heart Association
BFW, Birthing From Within Mentor
Massage Therapist, over 1000 hours of Holistic Health Care training (HHP)
ALACE, Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators
IAIM Certified, International Association of Infant Massage, dba WINC
PADI, Scuba diving certification