Apprentices/Assistants

Mandie photoMandie Ozyjowski

I am the mommy of two amazing kids; both of which were born at home with Midwives. I grew up in Florida, moved to Texas, then finally to Virginia. I have always wanted to work in the medical field but it wasn’t until the birth of my daughter in 2012 that I realized my passion was in Midwifery. Starting in October 2013, I began to study as a Student Midwife and serve families as a birth and postpartum doula. I have not stopped learning and volunteering for as many classes and certifications as I could, such as; CPR, NRP, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Lactation Education, and ChildBirth Education.  In each state I have lived, I have had the privilege of learning Midwifery under so many knowledgeable Midwives. My favorite thing about each Midwife is how different they are but the model of care is always the same, she trusts nature but also has the knowledge and skills to know when something is not how it should be.

I truly believe that babies and women’s bodies are incredibly smart they know how, when, and where to birth. I am extremely honored to be serving the Midwives and families of Seven Cities Midwifery Care.

 

 

Rebecca 3Rebecca is currently on sabbatical. We hope to have her back with us soon. 

Rebecca Rydberg

As a small child I dreamed of delivering babies when I grew up. The dream never faded and I waited patiently as I raised my five amazing children. I trusted that one day the time would be right and in the fall of 2014, I knew my moment had arrived. I began to surround myself with women of knowledge and delved into to the books they recommended while gaining my certification as a doula.

I was absolutely thrilled when I was offered an apprenticeship with Seven Cities Midwifery Care. I feel incredibly fortunate to be in such a wonderful learning environment. I began my apprenticeship in June of 2015. I maintain my certifications as an EMT-B and CPR and NRP.

As a mother, caregiver and a woman I feel truly privileged to be embarking on this journey. to serve women and witness the beauty of birth is my honor.