About Women's Circle
Angela Kreider, CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife) Director
Angela Kreider, Certified Nurse Midwife, has been caring for women and their families since 1999 and has welcomed over 500 babies into the world. She has been in the Yuba-Sutter area since 2007 where she was a staff nurse- midwife with Fremont Hospital Great Beginnings Program and then most recently was part of the Del Norte Clinic Great Beginnings Program . Angela is originally from Chicago, Illinois but has worked as a nurse-midwife in Nevada and New Mexico before coming to Northern California in 2007.
She attended Loyola University Chicago for her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and received her training as a nurse-midwife and Masters in Nursing from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing . Angela is married to her sweetheart Christopher and they have two lovely and supportive daughters: Paula, 19 and Carolyn,12. Angela is committed to providing compassionate and holistic midwifery care with a special emphasis on nutrition, breastfeeding, and complementary medicine.
Having Angela Kreider as my midwife with my second birth was such a blessing. Angela made this experience calm and relaxing for my husband and I. She never insisted on me doing anything I was uncomfortable with. She let this be my birth and let me be in control. It was such a pleasant experience that we will definetely have Angela Kreider deliver our next baby!
Our Friendly Staff
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Women's Circle offers a continuum of comprehensive women's health services to keep you healthy and strong throughout your journey through womanhood.
Allison Blackham , CPM (Certified Professional Midwife)
Allison Blackham is a licensed midwife and nurse with over thirty years of experience working with women and their families. She has been a doula, childbirth educator and birth photographer since 1985, and her nursing practice has covered the entire lifespan, from pediatrics to end of life care. She attended Brigham Young University, National Midwifery Institute, and studied internationally with the midwives of Shiphrah Bahay Paanakan in the Philippines.
A seventh generation northern Californian, Allison loves hiking, travel, gardening and hanging out with her family. She is married to the amazing and patient Ray Blackham. They have nine children through birth and adoption, and 16 grandchildren.
Allison believes in the well being of the whole woman, her mind, body and spirit. She advocates for wholeness through the building of mutual relationships between woman, midwife and family through dignified, excellent maternal healthcare, empowering education and mutual friendship.
I have worked in the medical field for the last 20 years, with 18 of those years working in OB/GYN. I really didn't plan to work in the medical field but when I was offered a job in a clinic as a registration clerk and learned and helped patients, I became more interested in thought of making it a career. I moved from the Bay Area to the Yuba-Sutter area in 1989 so my husband could join the family business and with the thought to have our children enjoy a more peaceful way of life. It has now been 18+ years and my family has grown from 3 daughters to 9 grandchildren and I continue to enjoy being a part of women's health and choices available in childbirth.
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