CRYSTAL PENA, CPM LM
Crystal is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), licensed in the State of Arizona (LM) since 2014 to provide prenatal, birth, and postpartum care for families who chose to birth at home. Crystal focuses on fully involving the clients in all aspects of their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery. She utilizes evidence-informed practices while providing considerate, individualized care. She respects her client’s choices and acknowledges that every pregnancy and birth are unique.
Dwan began her journey into the birth world way back in 2003, she just didn’t know it at the time. After enduring a years worth of infertility treatment, followed by a year-long IVF process, her beautiful twins arrived in 2005. Her struggle instilled a deep sense of empathy for all families dealing with infertility. Dwan decided to become a surrogate and was so moved by the experience, she did it twice! Both surrogacies produced a set of twins for two separate families! She loves seeing the kids grow up, and they will be a part of her family forever. Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the experience was the overwhelming joy she experienced watching the parents see their kids for the first time. That feeling has inspired and driven Dwan to become a birth and postpartum doula. She wanted to support and witness the birthing person find their power with the knowledge and confidence that comes with any birth process.
Dwan is ready to move on to the next chapter by becoming a student midwife working on completing her clinical experience and requirements for PEP through the North American Registry of Midwife to become a Certified Professional Midwife and Licensed Midwife (CPM,LM)
Lora has been in the birth world since 2015. It all started with the preparation for the birth of her first son. She wanted an unmedicated birth and was encouraged to take a childbirth class by her midwives. She and her husband did just that and after the birth of their son, Lora knew she wanted to pass along the knowledge she had gained to other birthing families. Lora fell naturally into the education side of birth as she has a background in elementary education.
After teaching for a few years and going on to have a second son at home she knew she wanted to be more involved in the birth process. She went on to become an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Spinning Babies® Parent Educator, and a Certified Doula. After being given the opportunity to become a birth assistant with a local home birth practice Lora knew midwifery was the path she was meant to take.
Lora is currently enrolled in a midwifery program through The Matrona and is working on completing her clinical experience and requirements for PEP through the North American Registry of Midwife to become a Certified Professional Midwife and Licensed Midwife (CPM, LM).