Andrea has been the mentor and preceptor of many incredible midwives in San Diego and beyond. Exchanging decades of wisdom and knowledge for the enthusiasm and energy of student midwives is an integral piece of Ocean Midwives. Allowing students to be a part of your care provides fresh and updated perspectives, all while the sage experience of a senior midwife holds everyone under her watchful eye. This ever-shifting model of balance serves mothers, midwives and the birth community as a whole.
Should you choose one of our senior Student Midwives as your primary care provider under supervision, Ocean Midwives is currently offering a sliding scale discount. This package price includes all of your prenatal care, your birth at home and all of your postpartum visits with our team.
Eman graduated from Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery in 2015. She has continued working on and off with Andrea as an apprentice while raising her four children. Eman has also attended births as an apprentice with other San Diego based midwives and has spent time in Utah at a birth center. She has been attending births since 2010 and is currently a senior apprentice with Ocean Midwives.
Allison grew up in San Diego and women's health and well being have always been an interest. After reading Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin, she decided to pursue midwifery. She is currently attending Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery and spends her free time gardening and cooking. Allison is an assisting apprentice at Ocean Midwives.
Laura Carlson Barr
Laura is a senior midwifery student at the National Midwifery Institute. She is a San Diego based birth doula, postpartum doula, and placenta specialist, attending births since 2012. Laura believes in honoring birth as a normal process and that having a baby can be a positive, transformational experience. Having finished her clinical numbers required for graduation, she is an on-call senior apprentice with Ocean Midwives.