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Ray Weber, LM/CPM (They/Them)

Li​censed Midwife / Certified Professional Midwife

Ray joined our midwife team following their midwifery licensing in 2023. They were born and raised in New York State, where they were introduced to midwifery while studying at Binghamton University, from which they graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development before chasing their dream to become a midwife. They moved to Washington State and graduated from Bastyr University with a Master of Science in Midwifery and transplanted once again here to Long Beach, CA to work with our practice.

 

Midwifery has always seemed to be the direction Ray was headed. They grew up hearing stories from their grandmother who had a lifelong career as a labor & delivery nurse, and felt destined to follow in her footsteps. They say, “Midwifery brings together so many of the different skills and interests I’ve developed in my life. I saw this career as the opportunity to provide holistic care for families in the way I’d always dreamed.” 

 

Ray’s approach to midwifery care centers around evidence-based and trauma-Informed care. They are passionate about providing LGBTQIA2+ friendly and trans-affirming services. Ray says, “It’s always exciting to be able to work with other queer and trans families!”. They strive to provide safe and sensitive care to BIPOC families and are committed to increasing accessibility to midwifery care and education. They are a Spanish language learner and enjoy connecting with families in this way when the opportunity arises. 

They find importance in involving partners and family members in care as much as possible, and believe that every individual who finds healing in midwifery care is a gateway to healthier families and communities. 

 

Ray loves living in Long Beach, and in their free time they enjoy two adorable cats, roller skating, and cooking.

 

They say, “I’m honored to be part of your care team and share this journey with your family. As seriously as I take this work and hold space for my clients’ hearts, I try to have fun with this job and create room for laughter and lightheartedness with families as well.”

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