The Birth Education Center of San Diego
   Empowerment Through Education


Gerri Ryan, C.P.M., L.M., FACCE, CLE

Gerri Ryan began her process of midwifery in the late nineties. She successfully completed the Seattle Midwifery School Challenge Process and is licensed as a midwife by the Medical Board of California. She is a Certified Professional Midwife with the North American Registry of Midwives. She began practicing midwifery in 2003 independently.

Gerri started attending births with family and friends in 1976 and in 1995 took on the role of professional doula. She is a lactation educator and Lamaze certified childbirth educator. She is the founder of San Diego Birth Network as well as a nationally recognized DONA approved doula trainer. She is presently the Chief Operating Officer and a lead instructor for the Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery. Gerri believes that the ability to birth is deep in every woman. When women have confidence in their own abilities, the encouragement and freedom to tap into their innate wisdom, and have the loving support of family, friends and professionals who believe this too, they will truly have a satisfying birth.  Please contact Gerri for your free consult at (619) 434-9188.

Nicole Morales, C.P.M., L.M. a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a midwife, a doula, a friend, and a mentor.  Empowered by her own very different births of her three children at home, Nicole is drawn to assisting families in birthing and parenting in awareness and to appreciating the sacred relationships throughout the childbearing years and beyond.  She has worked as a doula for many years and has benefited from the apprenticeship model of midwifery.
Nicole has a BA from UCSD and a degree in Holistic Midwifery.  She is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) with the North American Registry of Midwives and a Licensed Midwife (LM) through the Medical Board of California.  She has attended over 100 births.  Most of her time is spent surrounding birth and her own family.  She lives in the City Heights area of San Diego with her husband, David, and her three children Zachary, Amayi, and Nilaya.

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