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Lindsey Meehleis

1. What do you offer to OC Midwifery Customers?
I offer wisdom that has been passed down through many different lineages of midwives. Midwifery is not a job to me, it is who I am, it is my passion. I trust & have deep reverence for the pregnancy & birth process. Everything else I offer are different modalities of things that help with the process of pregnancy, birth and parenthood. With that being said, in addition to be a midwife, I am a Doula, Lactation Consultant, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, CPR Instructor and a Emergency Medical Technician who is a provider in Neonatal Resuscitation.

2. Why did you decide to become a midwife?

My Journey to a VBAC from Lindsey Meehleis on Vimeo.

This is the story that details the traumatic cesarean birth of my first daughter Dylyn and the journey of becoming a Doula, Childbirth Educator & Midwife in it's aftermath. It ends with the Home Water Birth of my son River.

3. What are your hobbies or passions?
I love being with my family. We enjoy sailing and traveling whenever we can when we get the chance. We have been to many different exotic locations, and love giving our children the opportunity to learn wisdom from people all over the world.

4. What is your philosophy about birth?
I believe that birth is a profound rite of passage that every woman should be able to experience with being surrounded by options, love, and support. But all and all, I think Gerri Ryan states this best

"Deep within every woman is the ability to birth. When she has confidence in her own abilities, the encouragement and freedom to tap into her innate wisdom, and has the loving support of family, friends and professionals who believe this too, she will truly have a satisfying birth experience."

5. Tell us a little something about your personal life.
I was born in Colorado and moved to Irvine, California when I was 11. Me & my husband met in 7th grade & have been the best of friends since. Our daughter Dylyn was born in December of 2002 via Cesarean after a long medical induction & our son River was a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) born in July of 2009 at our home in our backgarden. We have two German Shorthaired Pointers, Remmy & Drake.

6. What are your specialties or unique qualities?
I offer many comfort measures including massage, deep relaxation, counter pressure, visualization... I emphasize lots of education prenatally and make sure that nutrition and exercise/positioning are a part of my work with my clients before they enter labor as it can make a huge difference in the quality of their birth.

Lindsey Meehleis-Matthews
Licensed Midwife
Certified Doula (DONA)
Certified Childbirth Educator
Certified Lactation Consultant
Prenatal Yoga Teacher
Tel: (949) 300-0291

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