Allegra Lilly CPM, LDM
I found my passion for midwifery through hearing my mother recount her birth stories as a young child. Through her stories I realized that she encountered interventions, providers she did not know and routine care that she did not need for a safe and healthy birth. During my childhood I also had the privilege of knowing a community midwife in Portland, OR who ignited my curiosity about empowering women during their pregnancies, births and postpartum experiences. As I entered into adulthood these stories and influences sparked a passion in me and I knew that I wanted to be a midwife! After traveling the United States from 2008-2011 with my husband, I returned home ready to sink my feet into birth work.
In 2012 I began my education at Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland, OR. While in my first year at midwifery school, I completed doula certification and started attending births. In 2015 I began my midwifery apprenticeship at Alma Midwifery serving families having home births and birth center births. I was fortunate to learn under many amazing midwives here. As my apprenticeship came to an end I was invited to stay on as an assistant midwife. As of mid 2017 I have attended over 75 births.
On a warm October evening in 2014 I gave birth to my first child at home. My son entered the world into the warm water of the birth tub and I pulled him up to my chest in joyful awe. My midwives lovingly supported me through my hard moments and low points and I will forever be grateful for their care and encouragement.
I love the individualized care I can offer women through midwifery. It’s wonderful to build a trusting relationship and know the needs a women may have emotionally, physically and spiritually before labor. It is just as much an honor to be supportive in the postpartum by continuing care for mother and baby for six weeks after birth.
I am a certified professional midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and a licensed midwife in the state of Oregon (LDM), a member of the Oregon Midwifery Council (OMC) and maintain certifications in Neonatal Resuscitation, adult CPR and Legend Drugs and Devices (LD&D)
In my spare time I enjoy exploring Central Oregon with my family, listening to music, riding my bike, hiking, camping, reading novels and creating art. I am thrilled to now call Central Oregon home!