Ten Moons Rising Midwifery Services
Ten Moons Rising Midwifery Services
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About Elise Hansen

Hi, I'm Elise Hansen. I have been involved in women's healthcare for over 25 years, including work in pregnancy counseling and work as a facilitator for self-care workshops in a local women's clinic. I have been attending births since 1998. I graduated from the Oregon School of Midwifery and then honed my clinical skills at a month-long intensive in a high volume birth center in Jamaica.

I am an active member of the Oregon Midwifery Council and MANA (Midwives Alliance of North America) and also work as a copyeditor and proofreader for Midwifery Today magazine.

I am a childbirth educator and teach independent childbirth preparation classes for home, hospital or birth center births.

I am also fluent in Spanish and work as a medical interpreter with the Hispanic community.

I have implicit trust in the ability of our bodies to birth our babies and believe in gentle, non-interventive birth.

I have birthed four children of my own naturally (including a footling breech) and still have one teenager at home.

Elise Hansen, CPM, LDM