Meet  the midwives....

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Aja Encinas Youman

Licensed Midwife (LM)

Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)

Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP)

Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)

Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner (SpBAP)

Postpartum Doula

Aja is a San Diego native who has been working with newborns & birthing families for over 15 years.  After high school she attended Mueller College of Holistic Studies and became a Certified Massage Therapist. She had a thriving practice for many years before becoming a birth & postpartum doula. Aja was herself born at home and after the birth of her daughter Ireland in 2011, she decided to pursue a career in home birth midwifery and attended Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery in San Diego. After 6 years of education she became a Licensed Midwife and started Mt. Helix Midwives & Massage with Jessie Searle. When she's not attending home births or working with her postpartum doula babies she's spending time with her daughter Ireland and my husband Zo in this beautiful city!

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Jessie Searle

Licensed Midwife (LM)

Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)

Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP)

Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)

Monitrice & Birth Doula

Jess became interested in bodywork as a young adult when experiencing a shoulder injury after swimming competitively. Along with being a San Diego Native, she graduated Mueller College of Holistic Studies in 2003. As there was a huge passion and drive to work with sports injuries, Jess, continued her education with exercise science, nutrition, with an emphasis in kinesiology/ athletic training. As her career advanced, her vision changed and wanted to be involved with expecting families, labor, birth & postpartum. She is a CA State Board Licensed Midwife & Certified Professional Midwife. She is also Certified in Massage Therapy, herbs & essential oils. Live Holistically!