Donna IrwinBirth Doula, Midwifery, Montrice, Placenta Services, Postpartum Doula
Donna Irwin Is a Licensed Midwife, through the Medical Board of California. and is a Certified Professional Midwife with the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). She services San Diego and surrounding areas. Donna has 5 children, 4 born at home and has attended Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery. Donna has also been trained by toLABOR for Doula Care and is certified in Neonatal Resuscitation, and Basic Life Support. She has attended births since 2010, and has had the honor of attending home and birth center births under the apprenticeship model with 7 midwives, and two birth centers.
Now, as a midwife, Donna currently attends births in the clients home, or attends to them as a monitrice (similar to a doula) but additional skills to perform care such as vaginal exams to check for dilation, and monitoring of mother and baby before heading to the hospital for then continued doula support.
“My strongest desire is for women to know their options and to protect the sacred space of their birth.”
After the birth of Donna’s first child in the hospital, she knew there had to be a different way. The experience was not what she wanted. Donna lacked support, knowledge, and trust in her body’s ability to welcome her child- Without these Donna was put through the typical hospital experience. When she was expecting her second baby she quickly did research and desperately sought another way. She went on to birth 4 babies at home, in birthing tubs, with midwives. Her experiences inspired the need to come to understand the birth process, our culture’s way of birth, and how it could be different.
This journey of attaining knowledge and understanding of the sanctity of birth lit a flame in her. This flame is what drives her to be a support person for women during their pregnancies, births, and postpartum.
Type of Service
Birth Doula, Midwifery, Montrice, Placenta Services, Postpartum Doula
168 Hill Dr
Vista Ca 92083