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 and graduated with an Associates in Midwifery in 2021. While doing my academics, I served as a midwifery apprentice for four years. Upon graduation and passing my licensing exam, I received my license in 2022 and have attended nearly 125 births. I value evidence informed care and I strive to stay up-to-date with best practice guidelines and continuing education. I 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 a Bachelors of Arts in Human Development with an emphasis in Women’s Studies and Holistic Health from Prescott College. I also 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.