The New Essential Guide to Lesbian
Conception, Pregnancy & Birth
Kristin Kali , LM CPM
Kristin Kali, LM CPM provides fertility consultations in person and to distance clients at MAIA. Her individualized approach to fertility care focuses on building an optimal state of health utilizing natural methods alone or in tandem with fertility medicine. As a midwife, she applies clinical knowledge within a context of client education, empowerment and support. Kristin also facilitates support groups for a wide range of prospective and expectant parents, teaches childbirth education classes for queer families, and conducts workshops on fertility, lesbian pregnancy, and related subjects throughout the greater community.
Involved with birthing families since her own pregnancy and birth in 1995, Kristin believes childbirth to be a deeply transformational process. She holds space for clients to turn towards themselves and to fully realize the life-altering capacity of the birth experience. She honors the centrality of a parent’s own sense of inner knowing, vital to the journey of creating, birthing and nurturing a child. She works in partnership with families who have decided to take an active role in the health of their pregnancies, their babies, and their relationships with one another, allowing empowerment to take place within an atmosphere of trust, respect and love.
Kristin is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives. She is a Licensed Midwife (LM) by the state of California. Kristin is a graduate of Seattle Midwifery School and a member of the California Association of Midwives, the Midwives Association of North America, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and RESOLVE of Northern California. Kristin joined MAIA in 2006 and is now sole owner.
Since MAIA’s conception in 1993, founder Stephanie Brill has achieved national recognition by helping thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals with every aspect of creating family, pregnancy, and parenthood.
Currently, her work is focused on making the world a better place for gender variant and transgender children. She is co-founder of Gender Spectrum Education and Training, an organization that provides trainings to schools, social service agencies and health care providers.
She also directs the Gender Spectrum Family Conference and facilitates a support group for parents of gender variant and transgender children at Children’s Hospital Oakland. In 2008, Stephanie co-authored the book, The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals. To reach Stephanie Brill, please visit www.genderspectrum.org