DIna Fraize CPM
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Dina Fraize Masschusetts CPM
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Dina Fraize, Certified Professional Midwife

I have been serving birthing families in Central Masschusetts for many years, starting as a La Leche League leader and Breastfeeding Counselor in 1998, and now as an independent Certified Professional Midwife since August 2012. As a home birth midwife I attend 3-5 births a month, along with a variety of conferences, courses and educational programs to keep my skills growing & current.

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My start in birth work...

In 1998 I became an accredited La Leche League Leader. I began leading meetings on breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition; while providing individual breastfeeding counseling. I began training to become a birth doula through ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators) and started supporting women through the birth process in hospitals, birth centers and home settings in 2001.

- Dina Fraize, CPM

Becoming a certified professional midwife...

I completed a Midwifery Education Program with Woman Craft Midwifery in Amherst MA, while attending an average of 3-5 births a month as an apprentice midwife. I was fortunate to apprentice with 3 different midwifery practices over 5 years giving me a diverse knowledge base. I began attending home births as a first year apprentice midwife in June 2007 with New Life Midwifery, and in early 2009 continued with a second apprenticeship with Black Stone Valley Midwifery. In October 2009 I opened my own supervised home birth midwifery practice under the supervision of Birth Services.

I sat for and passed the national exam/requirements to become a Certified Professional Midwife in August 2012 and work as an independent midwife in Central Massachusetts.

I am the mother of 5 wonderful boys who have each given me extensive and diverse personal birth experience. I am married to a supportive engineer, musician and kind soul, John. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from Clark University, and had a brief career in the field before deciding it was not my calling.

I hold current certificates in the following:

  • Newborn Resuscitation in the Out-of-Hospital Setting through MEAC (Midwifery Education Accreditation Council)
  • Health Care Provider NNR through the American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association
  • Perineal Repair through ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwives)
  • Knot-Tying Skills and Suturing Skills for Midwives taught by Nell Tharpe, MS, CNM, CRNFA.
  • Advance Life Support in Obstetrics through the American Academy of Family Physicians Neonatal Resuscitation Program through the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • CPR for Health Care Professionals through the American Heart Association

Local and global birth work...

I have a heart felt passion in international midwifery care, particularly in Haiti, and I am involved with an organization that helps to train local Haitian midwives and provide continuing education to OB’s and Midwifery/nursing students in the Central Plateau. In addition to teaching midwifery education through the Mass Midwives Alliance and Womancraft Midwifery, I love spending time with my grown up kids, being by the ocean as much as possible and immersing myself among the flowers, herbs and veggies in my gardens.

Dina Fraize Certified Professional Midwife
Dina Fraize Certified Professional Midwife
Dina Fraize Certified Professional Midwife