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SARAH MCCLURE CPM, LDM, LM

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Sarah was raised on a farm in southern Michigan. From the time her mom was pregnant with her younger sister, Sarah told everyone she wanted to be a “mommy doctor.” When Sarah found midwifery, she knew she had found her calling. Midwifery is a blend of a number of Sarah’s passions: supporting women, the awe of science and nature, and the privilege of witnessing the creation of new life.

Sarah is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives, a Licensed Direct-Entry Midwife (LDM) in the state of Oregon and a Licensed Midwife (LM) in the state of Washington. She believes in birth as an opportunity for transformation and healing, and she is grounded in the midwifery model, which focuses on client-centered, holistic, and individualized care. Sarah is also an experienced herbalist and welcomes client interest in herbal and dietary approaches to treatment and management of complications that may arise during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Sarah first came to Oregon while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and knew as soon as she laid eyes on Mt Hood that she had to make the Pacific Northwest her home. She speaks Spanish and spends a lot of time watching telenovelas over a bowl of ultra-salty popcorn. She’s a huge musical theater nerd and never tires of talking about Anne of Green Gables, one of her childhood heroes.


 
CHARLI ZAROSINSKI CPM, LDM, LM
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Charli was born and raised in rural Oregon. She grew up with an affinity for the outdoors, singing, and caring for living beings. Through a handful of different birth experiences in her early adult life, she learned that midwifery was her true calling.

Charli is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). She is also a Licensed Direct-Entry Midwife (LDM) in the state of Oregon and is a Licensed Midwife (LM) in the state of Washington.

Charli is deeply committed to her clients. She is drawn to supporting and honoring people as they claim the power of their own pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum experience. She is fulfilled by providing care to birthing people and their families throughout the experiences and transformations of the childbearing year. Charli values the authenticity, compassion, and vulnerability that she is both witness to and is able to express throughout her midwifery work. Charli’s sense of humor is woven into they way that she works and she believes that finding the humor in life is a way to connect throughout midwifery care.

Outside of her work as a midwife, Charli can be found playing and hiking with her husband and their dog Murphy, crushin’ it at the gym, binge-watching heartfelt reality tv shows, heavily relying on google maps to get anywhere, and laughing loudly at low brow jokes.