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 two offices to serve you – one in South Lake Tahoe, CA at Elevate Wellness Clinic and another in Reno, NV at Biggest Little Baby.
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 8 pound 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.
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.
Doula services for hospital births in Tahoe
Holistic postpartum Doula
Breastfeeding support including tongue tie or lip tie referrals
Herbal Consultations for the whole family
Herbal remedies hand crafted for your personal needs
Holistic Menopause care
Keelin was born at home
Earned my first degree in Basic Herbalism
Harmony was born at home
Graduated from North Carolina School of Natural Healing with a degree in Clinical Herbalism
Graduated from LaMatrona Holistic Midwifery School with a Masters in Midwifery
18 month Midwifery apprenticeship at Andaluz Water Birth Center
13 month Midwifery apprenticeship at Sacred Waters Birth Center with Anita Rojas, CPM
Ily Judeah was born at home
Jr. Midwife position at Andaluz Birth Center
I passed a national Certification Exam NARM and earned my title CPM Certified Professional Midwife.
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
Ohana Midwifery & Wellness is born. I changed my business name to better resonate with the evolution of my midwifery and holistic business.
I also hold my current certifications for adult and infant CPR as well as for Advanced Neonatal resuscitation.
Currently I continue to take CEUs – continuing education credits