Meet Our Team

Founder +Owner

elizabeth  bachner
I am originally from the East Coast where I went to Tufts University and received my undergraduate degree in Child Psychology. I went back to school to become a National and California Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac. & NAACOM Dipl. Ac.) and National Licensed Herbalist (NAACOM Dipl. Herbs). In May 2003, I received “The Calling” to be a midwife. While training to become a midwife, I also gained additional therapeutic skills to support trauma and anxieties as a graduate of Ray Castellino’s Pre and Perinatal Psychology Foundation Training. I am that person who educated herself and learned that a birth outside of a hospital is different than a birth inside a hospital. I am that person who knows that not only is birth a normal, physiological process in the body; but it can also be a powerful, transformative experience. I am excited to be offering another choice for family support to the Los Angeles community.
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Our Midwives 

HEBA HAMOUDA

Clinic Director– Certified Nurse Midwife, CNM, WHNP-BC, MSN

I am a Certified Nurse Midwife with 20 years Labor & Delivery experience in an acute care setting. I love midwifery because of the relationships and bonding I am able to to create with the beautiful families during their amazing journey into parenthood. I am also a mother of 3 and enjoy spending time with my family.

kATE MICHELLE

Certified Nurse Midwife, CNM, WHNP-BC, IBCLC

My training is in Naturopathic Medicine and Midwifery. My passion is providing families with safe, compassionate, nurturing care that focuses on Informed Consent and supporting family decisions based on education.

DANA MOORE

Certified Nurse Midwife, CNM, WHNP-BC, MSN

I am a veteran midwife with 16 years experience in community birth, with a background in herbalism and holistic health, and I’ve been a midwifery educator and preceptor for the last 10 years.  I relocated to California to serve a diverse population and assist families seeking high quality, safe and inclusive care as well as opening up accessible apprenticeship opportunities for midwifery students.  In my free time I love reading, live music and going to the beach.  I consider myself a data nerd and read research studies for fun.  I’m also engaged to be married in March and has a rescue cat named Po.

Our Naturopathic Doctors 

Dr. bryant Esquejo

Naturopathic Doctor

www.drbryantesquejo.com
I am trained as a primary care doctor, with a special focus on gut health, hormonal issues, natural skin care, and autoimmune conditions.

Dr. Michelle Gerber

Naturopathic Doctor

www.michellegerbernd.com
I am a primary care doctor, with pediatrics and women’s health as specialities. I work particularly well with achieving lasting lifestyle changes and including naturopathic principals in my practice.

Megan Madorin

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist

I am a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and somatic specialist, seeing infants and adults privately for nervous system support, breastfeeding issues and trauma resolution. I love helping new families with the transition from pre- to postpartum life, and ensuring that parents and infants alike feel supported in the process.

Our Staff 

Tayelor ROBERSON

Medical Assistant

I am a recent undergraduate alumni from San Diego State University, who majored in interdisciplinary studies with disciplines in Africana Studies, Biology and Chemistry. My goal is to become a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

Daisha Pagsanhan

Administrative Assistant

I am a state licensed, nationally Certified Phlebotomist and an Certified Athletic Training Aide. I enjoy helping others recover and better their lifestyle from everyday living to competitive sports. On my journey to becoming a Physician Assistant, I am practicing to create a safe environment for patients not only to treat physically but mentally and emotionally as a whole.


GRACEFULL BIRTHING INC
2815 West Sunset Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2 blocks west of Silverlake Blvd
#105 - Birthing Center
#205 - Classroom & Practitioners

E: hello@gracefull.com
P: 323.486.7134
F: 323.544.6206

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LOS ANGELES AREAS SERVED: Atwater Village, Baldwin Hills, Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, Brentwood, Crenshaw, Chinatown, Culver City, Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA), Echo Park, El Segundo, Glassell Park, Inglewood, Hollywood, Los Feliz, Mount Washington, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Hancock Park, Hermosa Beach, Koreatown, Larchmont, Lincoln Heights, MacArthur Park, Marvista, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del-Rey, Mid-Wilshire, Montecito Heights, North Hollywood, Palms, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Silverlake, Studio City, Toluca Lake, Van Nuys, Venice, Westchester, West Hollywood, Westwood

OTHER SERVICE AREAS: South Pasadena, Pasadena, Altadena, San Marino, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Woodland Hills, Glendale, Burbank, Encino, Reseda, Topanga, Malibu