Interviews

 
 
Photo by Julia Brokaw

Photo by Julia Brokaw

Great Job Mama Podcast: A Discussion On Birth Centers, Home Births & Midwifery Care

I am so thrilled to welcome Hayley Oakes, LM, CPM to the Great Job Mama podcast this week! Hayley is a midwife, educator and new mother. She had attended 300 births from home, birth center and hospital and has had the opportunity to train with Ina May Gaskin and the midwives at The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee. She is committed to supporting women in having a safe and satisfying pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience and to help grow healthy, happy babies. She is also our midwife! We worked with Hayley when I was pregnant with Ella. If you’re interested in learning more about midwifery prenatal and postnatal care, what an out of hospital birth experience can look like, the benefits plus common concerns or questions – Hayley shares her wealth of knowledge with us in today’s episode. As a new mother Hayley also shares more about her own birth experience and how being a midwife impacted her birth!

 
Photo by Julia Brokaw

Photo by Julia Brokaw

Informed Pregnancy Podcast: Out-Of-Hospital Birth Centers

In addition to hospital birth and home birth, there is the growing option to give birth at out-of-hospital birth centers. Birth center midwife Hayley Oakes shares details about the birth center setting and what its like to be under the care of birth center midwives for pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum. We also discuss pros and cons of birth center in relation to both hospital birth and home birth. Listen through to the end for a sweet surprise!

 
Photo by Emmy-Lou Thomas-Smith

Photo by Emmy-Lou Thomas-Smith

Yumi: A Licensed Midwife on the Transformative Power of Birth

Birth is transformative. Not just for the baby, but for the mother who goes through her own transformative “birth” in the process. Hayley Oakes, a licensed midwife based in Los Angeles, has had a front row seat in hundreds of births. Her experiences inspired her to start a blog, which has become a kind of “Humans of New York” for childbirth. At home, at a birthing center, or at the hospital, her stories reveal how unique the birth process can be— and also the universal threads that bind mothers. According to Hayley, she began documenting these stories to lift the veil on childbirth, to make it feel less scary and mysterious to expectant mothers. “My hope is that these stories can better prepare a woman for her own birth experience– in any setting,” she says.

Speaking Engagements

 

To Be Announced…

 

Past Speaking Engagements

WESTRIDGE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS February 27, 2018 Human Development: Q&A Childbirth With A Midwife


WESTRIDGE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS April 8, 2016 Human Development: Q&A Childbirth With A Midwife

Photo by Lauren Guilford

Photo by Lauren Guilford