Meet Your Midwife

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Sky Connelly LM, CPM: Midwife, doula, outdoorsy, musical, lover (not a fighter), traveler, yogi, crunchy, introspective water-woman working to heal the planet one birth at a time.

I am a Certified Professional Midwife or CPM, a licensed midwife in California, and a DONA trained doula/monitrice.  My path to birth work began in my teenage years, when a midwife I met suggested that working in the birth world may be a good fit for me.  Over the years, I heard this several more times from other birth workers– doulas and midwives alike.  Instead, I went to college and I earned my B.A. in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Cultural Sustainable Development from Western State College of Colorado in 2005.  I worked happily in the environmental field for several years, and then I was invited to my first birth in 2007.  It was a home birth, and I knew immediately that midwifery/birth work was the path for me.  All of those people had been right!  

I received my formal midwifery education from Birthwise Midwifery School, including 2 years of hands-on, clinical training with a 2 month study-abroad at Shiphrah Birthing Home in Manila, Philippines.  I earned my CPM credential in June of 2013.  Since then, I have had the privilege of practicing midwifery in both a birth center and home birth setting.

I am also an avid student of Ayurveda and Yoga, and have been studying for 7 years with Myra Lewin of Hale Pule Ayurveda and Yoga.

I believe deeply in the power and normality of birth, the love of laboring families, the innate wisdom of Ayurveda and I get a big kick out of newborn babies. I am honored to work with the many families I serve, and am always striving to better myself and my practice.

When I’m not at a birth, you can find me knitting, doing some yoga, meditating, in the water, or dancing some Argentine tango.

Thoughts? Questions? Comments? Contact me at grow.midwifery@gmail.com.

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Schedule your free consult to find out how I can help you on your journey toward optimal health– in pregnancy, birth, postpartum and beyond!

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