Babies have the strength to be born.  That’s why a natural birth is the best way.  
For babies, the first sense of achievement will become confidence for life.
— Fujie Sakamoto, age 93, Midwife of 72 years

Midwife Mieko Aoki, CPM

     Mieko is a Home Birth Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).  She actively began attending births in 2006 and has proudly apprenticed with phenomenal midwives in Oregon & Oahu.  She holds an Associates of Science in Midwifery through the National College of Midwifery and a certificate of completion of a wholistic midwifery program from The Matrona.  Midwife Mieko actively listens and strives to provide a genuine quality and sincerely individualized prenatal, home birth and postpartum care for you.

     Mieko cares about your reproductive well-being and as a Certified Clinical Herbalist (CCH) of 18 years, she works to meet you where you are at.  A wide array of nutritional ideas, movement exercises and herbal remedies are offered and made available.

     As a Maya Abdominal Care Specialist having trained by a Yucateca Maya Herbalist and Midwife, the late Miss Beatrice Waight of Belize, Mieko continues to uphold the traditional teachings (Maya abdominal & uterine care techniques and spiritual healing practices) by educating individuals with self-care techniques and providing private sessions. 

     Mieko speaks Japanese, some Spanish, enjoys cooking & eating nice food with friends.  She is also a cultural practitioner in traditional hula kahiko of 7 years.

Whether you may be pregnant for the first time or the last,

your birth experience matters!


Home Birth Midwifery care

     Midwives care for you throughout your whole pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum!  This is called continuity of care. Through your pregnancy & birth journey, we learn about each other and build a trusting bond.  We understand that birth is a normal life event and trust the body's physiological process.  This has been found to decrease labor time as well as any unnecessary interventions.  We also understand the importance of care and attending to the needs for women after giving birth and to your newborn during the first six weeks.  We often come to your home for your prenatal appointments and ask for your partner to attend with you.  All care for your labor, birth and the postpartum is also at your home!

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