You’ve Been Served

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – 12:30pm

Not a matter of if, it is a matter of when. Midwives must be prepared well before someone comes knocking on their door with papers. This class is about knowing what are common ways midwives can get entangled with the law, resource savaiable to them and helpful steps of what to do if you’ve been served.


Wendi Cleckner, LM, CPM, JD

Wendi is a desert child at heart, born and raised on the Arizona clay. In 1993 she helped a friend through her birth of her first child and felt a passion to devote her life to moms and babies. The calling of midwifery has blessed her with travel across the world, taking her to the Philippines, the Sudan and Iraq. She believes in the intrinsic knowledge women hold in the ability to bring forsth life, and will continue to work both individually and with the community, rallying for women to give birth as they choose.

Wendi is passionate about justice and advocacy. In fact, that passion helped her finish law school in two years and pass the br with flying colors. She now advocates for women who have experience obstetrical violence, educated doulas, midwives, friends and families what their rights are in the birthing place, and works toward changes at the policy level so that birthing people feel safe and cared for throughout the childbirth years. Wendi also serves on several boards including: the Director of Advocacy on the Midwives Alliance of North America Board of Directors, the Vice Presient of Postprtim Support International, Arizon Board of Directors, the current Secretary and former President of the Aruzona Association of Midwives.

Wendi loves the sun and the earth, and enjoys coaxing new life out of the Ariuzona ground in her gadnes. She continiues to study herbalism and a number of other healing modalities. Wendi recently opened Mill Ave Midwines in downtown Tempe lending it as a bhub for social justice and reproductive justice woprk locally, nationally, and internationally. Wendi is always lookigh for the nxt advanture overseas to help women and families in under-served areas of the world. 

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