Andrea Meyer, BA, LM, CPM, is the midwife behind the homebirth practice, Andrea’s Midwifery Inc. She has attended more than 300 births since 1991. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona, Tucson, as well as a License of Midwifery from the California Medical Board and a Certified Professional Midwife certificate from the North American Registry of Midwives. Andrea has three children, all born naturally at home with different midwives. Her calling to midwifery began with the birth of her first child and was affirmed by her personal journey into motherhood. Andrea’s training followed the traditional direct-entry apprenticeship model, beginning with an academic program through the Massachusetts Midwives Association and culminating in an apprenticeship with Paula Tipton-Healy, midwife of 27 years, now retired. Andrea was a midwife at Birth, Babies, & Beyond midwifery practice from 1996-2003. In 2003, the practice was bought by Ama Mama holistic health care, where Andrea continued to work as an independent midwife until 2005. Andrea lives in Encinitas, California, with her husband, three children, two cats, and a garden.
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