Linda McHale LM, CPM, EMT

Linda McHale LM, CPM, EMT

Linda McHale LM, CPM, EMT

Linda McHale LM, CPM, EMT has been a midwife for over 30 years. Her first catch in 1975 was truly unplanned. Her neighbor called her to help when her second child was coming very fast. Feeling called to midwifery, she joined a study and labor support group facilitated by two delivery room RNs who did home births “underground.” Linda apprenticed and then practiced in Texas. Moving home to New Jersey Linda went from being a licensed midwife in Texas to an illegal midwife in New Jersey. She trained and then volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician and worked as a home health aid.

In 1995 she became a CPM through the Experienced Midwife route. Always interested in energy medicine, Linda became a Reiki practitioner and teacher. Linda served on the MANA Board as the Northeast Representative for 3 terms. During that time she helped to make licensure available in NJ to MEAC trained CPMs. She was also the MANA Fundraising Chair, was on the MANA/ACNM Liaison Committee and served on the FAM Board. She graduated from National College with a BSM in 2013 and got a license to practice in New Jersey.

Linda has had the opportunity to work with many midwifery partners and apprentices over the years, including doulas, nurses, Direct Entry Midwives, Certified Professional Midwives and Certified Nurse Midwives. She is grateful for all of them. She has been a speaker and coordinator at many conferences and workshops. Linda was recognized and honored as “Wise Woman” by her colleagues at MANA North Atlantic region conference in 2011.

Linda has three children, two of whom were born at home and two grandchildren, both of whom were born at home into her hands.

 

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