Joscelyn became a midwife from her belief that the mother, child, and family are the root of our social fabric, and when honored, strengthened and empowered through the practices of midwifery, not only does the family benefit, but so, our entire society. With a strong background in women’s health, study of holistic medicine, and community health work, she approaches each client’s pregnancy and childbirth as a unique and profound human experience for the mother, birthing couple, and family.

Joscelyn believes that pregnancy and childbirth are an expression of health and vitality in a woman’s life cycle and are normal, physiological life processes. These processes are rights of passage for women and their partners, and when families are put at the center of their care, they benefit from owning the experience. As your midwife, she will collaborate with you to make pregnancy and childbirth a family event as this will become an intrinsic part of the foundation of your family in the years to come.

Joscelyn Grote is licensed by the Medical Board of California and Certified by the North American Registry of Midwives. She graduated from the National College of Midwifery with an Associate’s Degree in the Science in Midwifery. She received a BA from University of California at Santa Cruz in American Studies/Community Health. She was trained in the apprenticeship model of midwifery education where she worked closely with a licensed midwife in a busy private home birth practice in Santa Cruz for four years.

Joscelyn went on to complete the Advanced Midwifery Practicum at Maternidad La Luz, a high-volume freestanding birth center in El Paso, Texas. Throughout her training, Joscelyn was in private practice as a birth and postpartum Doula, rounding out her experience in tending to the needs of moms and families in the childbearing year. Joscelyn incorporates her life-long study of herbal and natural medicine to provide holistic midwifery care, helping women to truly harvest the fruits of good health during the childbearing year.



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