Abby Shinn

From a young age, I felt drawn to midwifery. In 2010, I attended my first birth and knew at that point that midwifery was my calling. In 2017, I enrolled in The National College of Midwifery where I completed all of my core midwifery classes. I am close to receiving my Associates in Midwifery degree as well as my California State license. For four years, I have been a Student Midwife with Jessica Mairs at Sierra Homebirth, and have attended over 90 births during that time. I value evidence based care and strive to stay up-to-date with best practice guidelines. I also value continuing education and have attended workshops on shoulder dystocia, Spinning Babies techniques, venipuncture and IV skills, and basic prenatal ultrasound for midwifery practice. I am certified and up to date with Basic Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation. I am also a member of the California Association of Licensed Midwives.

In addition to my midwifery education, I have training and practice in massage therapy and herbal medicine, and have a passion for gardening and homesteading.

I feel honored to serve our clients and I continue to be amazed at the power and transformation that the childbearing year brings.