I have been a registered Nurse since 1993, practicing mostly in Pediatrics
and a Certified Nurse Midwife since April 2014.

My journey started working with Fresno Early Head Start in 2000
as their Maternal Child Health and
Disabilities Coordinator, and it was there that my passion for helping
pregnant families evolved!
This led me to become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth educator, Lamaze
Labor Support and Teen specialist, and a DONA certified Birth Doula.

I have been blessed to be trained by some of the top ladies in their fields,
Teri Schilling of Lamaze International and Passion for Birth directly,
and Penny Simkin, the author of several books and Doula extrordinaire, via
many seminars and trainings.
My Midwife mentors include Birth center, Home birth, and hospital based
Midwives of all genres. I also had the amazing experience of doing some of
my training at the Birth Center in Santa Rosa Ca.

The births of my own three children showed me how empowering an
experience Birth can be, ....... If you have the tools to make it happen your
way, and working with women taught me that
most families don't have these tools.
Breastfeeding my children, some for an  extended time,
taught me what true bonding  and being in love is!
Working with families taught me that
Breastfeeding is an art... Not always easy, and that women need support,
and I extended my
education to become a Certified Lactation Education Counselor as well
as a La Leche
League Peer Counselor Program  Administrator so that I could better
support our community and my clients.

I am a graduate from Frontier School of Midwifery now!!

I am now a Certified Nurse Midwife, board certified by AMCB seeing
women for Well care, GYN, and Prenatal, Post Partum, Contraception,
and Lactation  at :
Health Care Partners I currently deliver at Centennial
Hills and Mountain View hospitals.

How am I able to do all this AND be a MOM?!
Simple, I have a lovely and supportive
husband, Rob, who helps make it all possible..
He's an awesome DAD and Partner!

Check out my other pages for more information about other services:
Breastfeeding,  Blessing The Way,  and  Nurse Consultant
About Lisa Gartin
BirthBridge.com.....Bridging the gap between the Art and the Science of Birth!
A little bit about me.... Lisa Gartin APRN CNM CLEC LCCE
Midwife, Lamaze instructor, Lactation counselor,