Meet Us

 

ABOUT AUDRA

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Audra Karp is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) who has attended births since 1998 at home, in the hospital, and at freestanding birth centers. Audra started her homebirth midwifery practice in Boston after graduating from Seattle Midwifery School in 2003. Since then, she has been attending births as a primary midwife in collaboration with other local midwives.

Audra seeks to provide an educational and empowering experience for the families she works with. Her goals are to assist the people she works with in taking their health into their own hands, help them learn about the process they are going through, and inspire them to make healthier changes in their lives for themselves and their families. She also likes to help people grow their families through her fertility work.

Audra has a background in medicinal herbs and homeopathy and is especially interested in nutrition, environmental health, cooking, and local food. She combines these passions with her midwifery skills, compassion, and understanding of health issues related to conception, pregnancy, and beyond. Audra also likes hiking, gardening, biking, food preservation, her dog and being a mama and an auntie. She has two daughters, born with the help of midwives, who keep her busy along with her midwifery practice.

about TARA

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Tara Kenny is a Certified Professional Midwife, Certified Lactation Counselor and Doula who has been attending births since 2000 and has practiced in the Boston area since 2006. She lives in Cambridge and has two of her own children. She is extremely passionate about VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean), especially after having a VBAC  herself in 2015.

Tara's interest in women's health and pregnancy began while completing her BA in Sociology and Anthropology at Lewis and Clark College in 1999. In 2000, she took a doula training and then traveled to Kenya to live and work in a rural hospital as part of her thesis on childbirth practices. 

Inspired to go further in this work, Tara attended the National College of Midwifery and trained at the Northern New Mexico Midwifery Birth Center attending home births, birth center, and hospital births. She spent three years in this program as an apprentice and received comprehensive training on prenatal, postpartum, and well-woman care. In 2006, she became a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). Since receiving her certification, Tara has traveled to work in birth centers in Australia, Belize, and Senegal. She also became a Certified Lactation Counselor through The Healthy Children Project.

Tara is motivated by a strong belief that families deserve compassionate and loving support throughout their childbearing years. Whether working as a midwife, doula, or in other capacities, her goal is to help people to make empowered and educated choices about childbirth.  When Tara is not working, she is biking, running, and enjoying time outside with her friends and family.

Other Midwives and Doulas Who Work With Us

Meet SUSANNA

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Susanna Mauzy was introduced to midwifery while she attended the University of Wisconsin through a friend whose mother is a midwife. It wasn't long before she felt a strong pull and desire to do this work. After receiving her BA in Religious Studies, she began participating in births as a doula. In 2009, Susanna graduated from Birthwise School of Midwifery.

While enrolled at Birthwise, Susanna took part in many births with a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) in conjunction with her coursework. After finishing her core curriculum at Birthwise, she began a year-long apprenticeship with a busy midwife serving women in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. She then spent two months in an apprenticeship working with the Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Susanna became a CPM in 2012 and since then has been working as a birth doula and CPM. When she is not attending births and prenatal appointments, she enjoys local music shows and running around her Arlington neighborhood. She is an avid reader and a skilled knitter who enjoys the diverse cuisine of the Boston area.

Meet megan

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Megan's practice as a midwife has its roots in recognizing the sacred, challenging and commonplace journey of mothers. To that end she provides individualized and safe evidenced-based care. Megan prioritizes gentleness and dignity at the beginning of life and as we become mothers ourselves. When women are collaborators in their own healthcare and have the opportunity to be in charge of their own choices, everyone benefits. She is passionate about empowering mothers, combating oppressive structures, both personal and cultural, and treating children with kindness and respect. She continues to delight in the strength of women and in the gift that each of our stories bring to the shared table.

Megan also works as a mother and home educator with a focus on social justice and experiential learning. As the mother of eleven home-born children, she began both her family and midwifery studies in the 1980s when she became a childbirth educator and completed the Traditional Childbearing Group's Midwifery Program (now ICTC). She studied with the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance (MMA) and had a formal apprenticeship. Megan now practices as a Certified Professional Midwife and is a student of Botanical Medicine. Megan serves on the board of the MMA and is a curriculum coordinator and instructor for their Basic Course in Midwifery. She lives and learns in Cambridge, Massachusetts.