Te'sa Lubans Dehaven, CPM

Te'sa Lubans Dehaven, CPM

Te'sa is a rurally practicing queer midwife, herbalist and mother/parent who lives in the mountains of Northern California, with her devoted husband, two children, and four dogs. She serves as the only midwife in one of the poorest counties in California and was inspired to pursue licensure after witnessing the impact that lack of access to perinatal care and support had on families locally. She has founded two Non profits (The North State Doula Program/ The Trinity Birth Center) and a midwifery Scholarship (The Aurora Midwifery and Wellness Rural midwifery scholarship) and plans to the first freestanding birth center in the community since the 1980s. In this positions she hopes to accomplish three things: The honoring of what has been, the implementation of a necessary and humble public image campaign, and the recognition of the wisdom of others in advancing the collective.