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Meet Paula Grady LM, CPM

Paula is the founder and Senior Midwife for The Midwives Childbirth Services.  As a mother of five daughters, three of whom were born at home, Paula has first-hand experience with the blessings of natural childbirth. Her first child was born in the hospital when she was very young and the experience was positive. But by the time she was ready for a second child, many years later, something had changed in her. This time would be different.

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“I had a positive experience delivering my first baby in the hospital.  But I knew my next baby had to be born in our home, on our land.  Two of my friends were doctors and I asked if they would help me deliver my baby at home.  Both laughed and told me I needed to find a midwife.”

“Finding a home birth midwife at that time was no easy task (remember the yellow pages??)  After endless phone calls, I finally found a midwife able to help me deliver my baby at home.”

”It was this midwife who would change the course of my life.  She saw something in me that I didn’t see.  Following a beautiful homebirth experience, she suggested I become a midwife myself.  I had never considered it so my initial reaction was “What? Me? No!”

“But I started attending births, supporting other women birth their babies at home, and discovered a passion I didn't know existed within me.  Today I know that midwifery is a calling and that I didn't choose it, it chose me.  I can't NOT be a woman's midwife if she feels I am the right person for the job. I have traveled over 3 hours from my home, on multiple occasions, to attend births because it felt like something I just needed to do.”

Paula is passionate about protecting the natural birth process. She remains current in evidence-based practices and works hard to protect and support each couple's desires and personal plans for the birth of their baby.  She recognizes that no two mothers or babies are the same, guarding each experience as the unique event it is.

Paula and Daughters

Paula has been attending births for over twenty-five years, serving more than 1500 mothers and counting. She is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and is licensed by the Medical  Board of California. She remains current in BLS CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation and has training with herbs and homeopathies. 

Paula is a member of the National Association of Registered Midwives (NARM) as well as the California Association of Licensed Midwives (CALM) and actively attends workshops and conferences to further her knowledge in all areas related to women’s health.