"A midwife should have a lady's hands,
a hawks eyes, and a lion's heart.”
Christian Toscano, LM, CPM, CST
Christian is a California Medical Board Licensed Midwife (LM), CPM, Craniosacral Therapist (CST) and Clinical Herbalist. Christian's passion for women's health began in 2010. She graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School, a MEAC accredited 3-year program. Since then she has attended hundreds of births in busy home birth, birth center and hospital practices; many of which were "VBAC's" and water births. She worked at a reproductive health clinic providing abortion services, gynecology, pregnancy support and fertility counseling. She trained with Spinning Babies in optimal fetal positioning and body balancing techniques. She studied for two years at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine and assisted the Clinical Herbalist Director at a free community health clinic. She is certified in Cranioscaral therapy by the well respected Gary Struss at the Life Energy Institute. Currently, she offers home birth in combination with herbal medicine and craniosacral therapy. She also wildcrafts, grows and extracts most of the botanical medicines offered.
I see all beings as extensions of the divine and created from divine intelligence. I listen through my hands, my ancestors, my connection to the planet and source energy. All people deserve access to individualized health care, education and support. Everyone has body intelligence and wisdom. My goal is to support people operating from their power and wisdom and help them reconnect to it when it is lost. This work is done in collaboration. I am an excellent experienced clinician, utilizing medical intervention when necessary, while respecting pregnancy and birth as a normal physiologic life event. I am inspired to support individuals in their power and witness their wisdom.
Because We respect the wisdom of nature, honor the essential mystery of birth, and value the abiding traditions of midwifery
We vow to preserve the intrinsic wellness of pregnancy and childbirth and will strive to ensure the safety of client and child.
We pledge to recognize, honor and care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the childbearing experience.
We pledge to honor the profession of midwifery by practicing with honesty, respect, humility, justice, and sound ethical action.
We promise to serve without prejudice against their age, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, physical abilities, or socioeconomic background.
We promise to champion each person's right to shape their unique birthing experience.
We vow to remain devoted to our growth as midwives through constant expansion and enrichment of our knowledge and experience of pregnancy and birth through humble reflection with our peers.
We promise to always recognize the limits of our knowledge and experience and ask for help when exceeded.
We vow to be a teacher to future generations of midwives and parents.
We promise to love and protect the art of midwifery as we would a growing baby.
We make this oath before the universe, our community, and in our heart.