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.
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.
After 27 years living in the San Francisco Bay Area, working in high tech and raising an amazing son, Carolyn finally set a course toward her dream of becoming a midwife. She moved to San Diego and now works as a DONA International trained Birth Doula while attending Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery. Her dream is to educate and empower every woman to discover the amazing nature and experience of giving birth in a manner that safely aligns with the goals. She look forward to being an integral participant of the Ocean Midwives team.
Elmira has been in the midwifery field since 2000. She earned her degree at the Qazvin University of Medical Sciences and then started practicing as a Midwife at the Bahonar Hospital and the North Tehran Health Center. Today, Elmira works as an apprentice with Ocean Midwives. Her passion is helping families to have safe and gentle births including home birth and waterbirth. She truly believes a woman body knows the natural way of birth.
Love your birth because birth is all about mothers strengths.