"This is my passion, not my job. I love birth." 

Tiffanie Gonzales, CPM

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ABOUT

Tiffanie Gonzales, CPM

Mother, Grandmother, Caregiver

I started this journey after being a stay-at-home mom for 14 years. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a mother, luckily enough for me, I found a partner who was on board with having a big family, and together we have five daughters and two sons. My husband Michael and I have been married for 29 years, and I would not have gotten into birth work had it not been for his constant support of my dreams. 

In addition to my seven children, I am grandma to 12 grandbabies here on earth, and one angel grandbaby in heaven. Being a grandmother is my favorite season so far. The Gonzales household is filled with constant belly laughs and tiny handprints on the walls and I would not have it any other way. I had the privilege of being the midwife to all five of my daughters as they welcomed their precious babies earthside. Memories I will cherish forever.

MY APPROACH

I'm a natural-born caregiver, and it truly fills my cup caring for my family and the women that I serve every day. I became a doula in 2007 and haven’t looked back since. After two years of being a doula, I felt a strong desire to become a midwife. In 2009, I went to The Farm in Tennessee, where I received my Midwifery Assistant Certification under the instruction of Ina May Gaskin. The enduring knowledge I gained from attending The Farm solidified my passion to make this my life's work.

Upon completing my certification, I apprenticed for about four years with two certified professional midwives in Las Vegas. In 2012, I became a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) with the North American Registry of Midwives, NARM.

To ensure I provide the highest level of care for my clients, I complete 32 CEUs every three years to recertify. This means I'm up to date on neonatal resuscitation, birth emergency skills, and CPR training. You can never have too much education when it comes to birth! I have also been trained in lactation counseling and support. I follow the Midwifery Model of Care, which is a client-centered approach to pregnancy and birth. This method is proven to reduce instances of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

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"We are the ONLY species of mammal that doubts our ability to give birth. Think about that!" 

Ina May Gaskin

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"This is my passion not my job. I love birth." 

"This is my passion not my job. I love birth." 

"This is my passion, not my job. I love birth." 

As a care provider, I provide extensive prenatal care, individualized education to prepare for birth, and support during the postpartum period and beyond. I work closely with several care providers in the community, including physicians, educators, therapists, and various support groups to ensure my clients have the necessary care to fit their individual needs. It is important to choose a care provider that is properly trained and will give you all the tools you need to make informed decisions regarding your pregnancy and birth. I strive to implement all the education I have received to ensure my clients are supported in their choices, safe in their environment, and equipped as they transition to parenthood.

 

There is a common misconception in western culture that birth is a medical event instead of a physiological one. The definition of physiological is stated as a branch of biology that deals with the normal functions of living organisms and their parts. Birth is normal and, in most cases, does not need to be treated as a medical event. It has been my mission to encourage change in our culture in the way we view birth. To take away the fear that has been fed to us for decades by helping women take back their divine power. I truly believe if we can change the way we birth then we can change the world for many generations to come. I do this work for the women that came before me and for all the future generations to come.

"Becoming a midwife isn't just choosing a profession, it is answering a calling that has chosen you and will be you."

Jan Tritter, Founder | Midwifery Today, Inc. 

education & certifications

Tiffanie Gonzales, CPM

  • Dona Doula Trained

  • Monitrice

  • Certified Lactation Counselor

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification

  • Adult CPR Certified

  • Midwife Assistant Certification from The Farm in Tennessee

  • CPM Certified with NARM

  • Vast training in the use of herbs, essential oils, and nutrition

  • Midwifery Volunteerism

  • Attended MANA conference

  • Trained as an EMT 2

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