CANDACE MCCOLLETT, CBE, CLD, CLE
Candace is our admin assistant, education center coordinator and marketing/outreach liaison. Her background includes a love for natural medicine, a B.A. in Biology, Childbirth Education certification through the Birth Connection, Labor Doula certification through CAPPA, Lactation Educator certification through CAPPA, Neonatal Resuscitation certification through NRP, homebirth midwife assistant since 2007 and owner of the Westside Birth Connection since 2005. She currently teaches childbirth classes and lactation classes out of the birth center. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her family, explore nature and play tennis.
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MOST RECENT BLOG POST
We are so excited to announce that construction began last week on Beginnings Birth Center! Old walls are coming down and the new space is starting to take shape. The layout includes 3 birth suites, 4 exam rooms, a beautiful family – friendly waiting room, reception desk, education space, and kitchen.
Let’s be straight from the start, the thought of a home birth scared the crap out of me. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to birth (or I was)
“When you destroy midwives, you also destroy a body of knowledge that is shared by women, that can’t be put together by a bunch of surgeons or a bunch of male obstetricians, because physiologically, birth doesn’t happen the same way around surgeons, medically trained doctors, as it does around sympathetic women.” – Ina May Gaskin