Chana Luba Ertel, CPM, RN
I am a CPM, Certified Professional Midwife and an RN. I have been assisting women during childbirth since 1999. I have assisted at hundreds of births in many diverse settings and as a doula expert, I have trained over 400 women to also be doulas. I am a seasoned childbirth educator and herbalist. I am honored to be the mother of five wonderful children and together with my husband we live in Pittsburgh, PA.
My main goal in supporting women through labor and birth is that women experience a positive birth, have beautiful birth memory and have an empowering experience.
“I believe that women have the instinctual ability and innate wisdom to give birth. I believe that birth is an awesome spiritual time, which can and should be used to discover inner strength, the Grace of G-d and the beauty of creation".
It is my goal that through education, self-discovery, empowerment and preparation all women will be able to reclaim the birth experience as their own. Engaging peacefulness, inner power, spirituality, and trust in the process women can enhance the birth experience for themselves, their partners and of course their babies.
I value the ability of women to encapsulate the birth experience as natural and sacred, but as a doula and a Midwife, I recognize the need for medical intervention when medically necessary or when chosen by a woman.