"A midwife should have a lady's hands a hawks eyes, and a lion's heart.”
Christian Toscano, LM CPM CST
Christian (she/her) is a California Medical Board Licensed Midwife (LM), Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Craniosacral Therapist (CST) and Clinical Herbalist. Since 2010 she has attended hundreds of births at home, birth center and hospital; many of which were "VBAC's" and water births. She graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School, a MEAC accredited 3-year program. 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 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 from the Life Energy Institute. She offers full spectrum midwifery care for the reproductive and menopausal years. Her work is gender affirming, trauma informed and sex positive. She wildcrafts, grows and extracts the botanical medicines offered.
Listening through my hands and heart teaches me how to support the body's ability to restore itself. All people deserve access to individualized care, education and support. Everyone inherently knows how to intuitively listen to their own body. My goal is to offer support in collaboration with the individual so one can flourish through self-empowerment. 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 recognize their power.
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.