Misty Dawn McBride ~ LM, CPM
Midwife, doula, montrice & herbalist
I am Misty Dawn McBride~LM,CPM. Licensed Certified Professional Midwife and Owner of Ohana Midwifery & Wellness. I offer my services in the Lake Tahoe, Truckee Meadows and Reno area. I have 2 offices to serve you – one in South Lake Tahoe, CA at Elevate Wellness Clinic and another in Reno, NV at The Nurturing Nest. I have been a Midwife in these beautiful mountains for almost 5 years and I feel blessed everyday to be a part of such a wonderful community.
I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you~Oprah
I am a home birth Midwife, Doula, Herbalist and mother of three beautiful children. My journey to midwifery began with the birth of my first child in 1997 at my home in Sisters, OR. I was attended by my Midwife and now mentor Anita Rojas, her assistant and my partner. The relationship that I had with my midwife was so nurturing and real that I felt completely safe and trusted that my body knew exactly what to do. I began labor feeling peaceful, unafraid, empowered and wise.
The result was a healthy 8lb baby boy, born safely at home into my arms. I had no complications and I remembered asking myself why I had heard so many horror stories about the pain and trials of labor.
That was the moment that I knew I had to be a midwife and discover all the wisdom that my midwife had shared with me. I knew more women needed to be given the natural birth option. At that moment I knew that birth was natural, safe and a rite of passage into motherhood. Entering this time in my life feeling strong, powerful, and wise was a wonderful beginning for my family. I now have three beautiful,healthy children that have all been born safely at home with midwives. I have been attending births for 14 years and every single one is sacred to me. I absolutely love what I do. I trust women to birth in their own way and it is my job and my hope to honor each family and what that means for them.
I have been an herbalist for 16 years and I have been attending births almost as long. I have worked with hundreds of families and I love the work that I do.
1997 Keelin was born at home
1998 earned my first degree in Basic Herbalism
1999 Harmony was born at home
1999 Graduated from North Carolina School of Natural Healing with a degree in Clinical Herbalism
2003 Graduated from LaMatrona Holistic Midwifery School with a Masters in Midwifery
2004-06 18 month Midwifery apprenticeship at Andaluz Water Birth Center
2006-08 13 month Midwifery apprenticeship at Sacred Waters Birth Center with Anita Rojas, CPM
2008 Ily Judeah was born at home
2010 I passed a national Certification Exam NARM and earned my title CPM Certified Professional Midwife.
2010 Jr. Midwife position at Andaluz Birth Center
2011 Blue Water Midwifery was born. I opened my first practice in the Tahoe, Reno area.
Passed the MEAC accredited licensing exam and earned my LM, Licensed Midwife in California
2015 Ohana Midwifery & Wellness is born. I changed my business name to better resonate with the evolution of my midifery & holistic business.
2015 I also hold my current certifications for adult and infant CPR as well as for Advanced Neonatal resuscitation.
2015-current I continue to take CEUs -continuing education credits
Here is a list of all of the services that I offer. I am happy to answer any of your questions about any of my services. Feel free to contact me via this site consultations are always free.
- Comprehensive prenatal, birth and postpartum care.
- Home birth
- Water birth
- Doula services for hospital births in Tahoe.
- Montrice services
- Holistic postpartum Doula
- Placenta Encapsulation
- Breastfeeding support including tongue tie or lip tie referrals
- Blessing Way facilitator
- Well Woman care including routine pap exams, Routine STI testing and breast exams.
- Herbal Consultations for the whole family
- Herbal remedies hand crafted for your personal needs
- Preconception Counseling
- Holistic Menopause care
- Childbirth education
- Herbal education