I was born in Iran and emigrated to the UK when I was in pre-school. After being raised in the UK, my family moved to the United States.
I attained my BS degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and my BSM from the Midwives College of Utah. I am a Licensed Midwife through the Medical Board of California and a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North America Registry of Midwives.
I am married to a wonderful partner who has been supportive throughout my journey to become a midwife. Together, we have 3 amazing daughters, a wonderful son-in-law, and a precious granddaughter. We juggle all of this as he works, we parent and I teach, take care of families, and catch babies!
My grandmother had the most influence in my life as she raised me after my mother passed away when I was 13. My grandmother was obsessed with birth. Any birth- be it a mammal giving birth, a bird hatching out of an egg, or a marine animal laying eggs on a shore. Well, she passed forward her passion. Together we watched everything birth, and she told me about her births and the births she had attended. She created an awe of birth within me and a deep understanding that each and every birth is miraculous and unique. Before she passed told me to become a midwife. I feel her at every birth I attend.
Midwifery really is a calling. It is one of the most powerful and rewarding professions in the world. I can not imagine doing anything else. I am grateful for every client I teach, every belly I touch, every family I support, every doula I train, and every slippery baby I have the privilege of welcoming into the world. Most of all, I am grateful to all the people who taught me to trust birth, be astute and prepared, and listen with an open heart to every birthing person.
LM, CPM , DONA(BDT). CLE