Marla Hicks

Nurse/ Midwife

Marla began attending homebirths in 1977. She is a licensed midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, and a Registered Nurse holding board certification in Perinatal Nursing, the high-­‐risk area of maternal-­‐newborn care. Marla has attended over 1,200 homebirths as a senior midwife and has worked in labor and delivery, postpartum, newborn nursery, and community health settings. She is the Executive Director/Chief Academic Officer of Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery, the first state approved, nationally accredited residential midwifery education program in California. She is passionate about growing and preserving the profession of midwifery and feels that the education of mothers and midwives is of worldwide importance.

Episodes for this expert

  • Choosing Your Health Care Provider: Midwives

    We’re continuing our series to help you choose the best health care providers for your birth. In this episode, we’ll explore the role of a midwife. What are a midwife’s primary responsibilities and how can you find the right one for you?

  • Childbirth Choices: Planned Homebirths

    We’re launching a new series all about your choices of how to birth your baby. In this episode, we’re learning all about planned homebirths. What typically happens during a homebirth and how can you better prepare to have the best experience possible?

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