Karin has been attending births since 1992. Karin started as a nurse and certified direct entry midwife and obtained her CNM degree in 2000. She owned and operated a birth center in Anchorage, Alaska and has attended births worldwide. Karin has spent many years in the northern Arizona birth community and has established a strong connection there. As a CNM Nurse Practitioner, Karin is able to offer a higher level of care to women and their families including well woman care, contraception and long-term/lifetime healthcare. Karin also brings a strong faith in the birthing process to the table coupled with clinical aptitude and excellence. Karin has four children and one grandchild that she cherishes.
Alison Gordon LM, CPM
Alison Gordon is a certified professional midwife and licensed midwife. Alison has been licensed in Arizona since 2009, and has been an active birth worker since 1998. She has seven children, currently ranging in age from 9 to 27 years old.
"I believe in your ability to grow your baby well, to birth your baby under your own strength, and to feed your baby well. Helping families have a great, empowering, and safe start to their life together is my passion"
Tora Gerrick, RN-BSN, CEP
Tora is a Registered Nurse (BSN) and Certified Emergency Paramedic. Tora is working towards obtaining her CNM degree. She was a Certified Direct-Entry Midwife in Alaska and at one time owned her own birth center. She has helped many women through the birthing process and honors the power that birth holds. Tora attended her first delivery in 1993 and finds each birth unique and powerful. Tora has three children (all home births) and one grandchild. She is active in the attachment parenting community. She is clinically orientated but holds a strong belief in women’s ability to overcome the greatest obstacles both during birth and in life.
BJ Shine, Birth Assistant & Paramedic
Beverley (BJ) has been a Certified Paramedic since 2013 and is a field preceptor currently in Mesa AZ. Her advanced experience as an emergency medical technician is such that all of her accreditations would fill up this whole page. She has also worked as a firefighter/911 dispatcher giving her a unique variety of resources in her back pocket. Her passion of helping other has lead to her being apart of this birth community and gives her another avenue to help woman thrive.
Morgan Soto, Birth Assistant & Client Care Staff
Bethany Christensen, Birth Assistant & Client Care Staff
Bethany is an Arizona native who has completed her bachelors degree in Health Science at Arizona State University. She has a passion for women’s health and plans on continuing her education to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. Bethany has a 2 year old daughter. Her love for midwifery started during her own pregnancy due to the personalized care she received from midwives. She believes in empowering women during their pregnancy, labor and delivery, and throughout their lives.
Gilbert Family Birth Center
Serving Arizona Families in Gilbert & Surrounding Areas
We Are Conveniently Located At 875 N Greenfield Rd Suite 101, Gilbert, AZ 85234