Nicole Morales a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a midwife, a doula, a friend, and a mentor.  Empowered by her own very different births of her three children at home, Nicole is drawn to assisting families in birthing and parenting in awareness and to appreciating the sacred relationships throughout the childbearing years and beyond.  She has worked as a doula for many years and has benefited from the apprenticeship model of midwifery.



Nicole is an Approved Spinning Babies Trainer and a Certified Birthing from Within Mentor.  She blends these tools in her midwifery practice as well in instruction from both perspectives of the mind and body.  She also is an instructor for Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery and is part of which helps breech families navigate the systems as best as possible by being an online resource center.  

Marli Ivers

Marli Ivers, CPM, LM, has been dreaming of becoming a midwife for over 10 years. She attended her first birth, which was a home birth, at 15 years old. This experience so contrasted with what she had learned about maternity care in the United States that Marli decided to become a midwife in order to provide birthing families with more options. She has since attended over 100 births as a doula, birth assistant, and primary student midwife. She has been working as an assistant, and primary student midwife with Nicole since February of 2015. Marli is invested in providing compassionate, respectful care while building relationships with her and Nicole’s clients. If you have any questions about her care, feel to contact her by email at


Emma Moreland

Emma is a midwifery student at Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery, part of the 2020 graduating class. She is wife to one, mother to five and became interested in birth work because of her own childbirth experiences in and out of the hospital. Noticing the disparities in maternal and fetal outcomes in her community, she felt there was a need for more birth workers of color in order for more families to seek alternative care. Emma is also a birth/postpartum doula and has attended trainings in Spinning Babies as well as craniosacral therapy specialized to postpartum parents and newborns.