Claudia Breglia CPM LM

Claudia Breglia CPM LM

Claudia Breglia CPM LM

Director of Organizational Development

When Claudia began her apprentice training in 1989, a common slogan was: "Midwives, changing the world one baby at a time." She was much too impatient for that. Her long history of midwifery activism began almost simultaneously with her first practice on the Tennessee Kentucky border in 1993. She joined the Tennessee Midwives Alliance, becoming the newsletter editor and membership coordinator at her second meeting, and eventually serving two terms as president before leaving the state. Her involvement in midwifery politics continued in California, first as a regional representative, then with two terms as president of the California Association of Midwives. With her election to the MANA Board, she is proud to count herself among the midwives and midwifery activists working in the United States and all over the world to affect healthcare policy, address healthcare disparities, increase access to midwifery care for all women, and to protect self-determination and physiologic birth. Claudia is mother to Gabriel, who was born at home in Tennessee 21 years ago, attends births in southern California, and remains determined to change the world.

 

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