The Midwives

The Midwives

Kelly Murphy
California Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife, BA, MA.

I love the art and the service of midwifery: it drives me on political, spiritual, feminist, and humanitarian levels. I believe that birth is sacred and that midwifery protects its sanctity. I want women to fully experience the power of growing and birthing a baby: to be awed by the strength of their bodies, the fierceness of their spirits, and their deep capacity for love. Practicing midwifery is an invitation to profound community connection and to a most intimate celebration. I am grateful for the relationships that call me to hold hands and hair, wipe sweat and tears, share raw pain and ecstatic joy, and extend my hands to receive sweet new life.

I completed my formal midwifery training at Maternidad La Luz, a busy birth center in El Paso, Texas. Many additional teachers have encouraged me to open my heart, awaken my intuition, and ground my spirit as a midwife. I have attended hundreds of births: each has imparted new wisdom.

It is among my greatest life pleasures and the truest honor to be witness to the birth of babies, mothers, and families.

The Midwives