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About Me

My name is Tayna Chessman, and I am a midwife- assistant with a passion for women and home birth! I learned about home birth as a young teen when a family whose children I cared for chose to have their second baby at home. They had a wonderful experience.  I believe that birth is normal until proven otherwise and believe that birth can be trusted and respected in low-risk women!  I am currently working hard to bring a freestanding birth center to Temecula, Ca.  Tayna in fin her final year of midwifery school at the National College of Midwifery and she can't wait to began to offer midwifery service. 

I developed an appreciation of diverse cultures and approaches to nutrition and health as she traveled to distant countries while traveling with my children. These travels were driven by a curiosity for new experiences and tastes. Often when returning from my travels, my children and I would experiment with recreating meals and crafts that were not readily found at home. The healing power for plants started as a hobby and turned into a passion. When I'm not working, you can find me at home with my two kids, researching and playing with old-fashioned remedies. (My kids are the official taste testers of all of my new tea formulas) I also spend much of my free time reading about women’s health, history, and spirituality

TRAINING & EDUCATION

  • 2006 Certified Drug & Alcohol Counseling 

  • 2016 Birth Emergency Skills Training®

  • 2017 Member of the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)

  • 2017 Placenta Preparation Training through IPPA

  • 2017 The Art & Science of Breach

  • 2017 Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance for Midwives

  • 2017 Newborn Examination for Midwives

  • 2017 Suturing in a Real Midwifery Practice

  • 2017 "Stick Em Up" IV Therapy

  • 2018 WHO & CDC Child Growth Assessment Training

  • 2019 Began Midwifery Apprenticeship with Katie Jones, CPM

  • 2019 Cultural Competency, National College of Midwifery

  • 2019 Communication and Counseling, National College of Midwifery

  • 2019 Genetic Screening, National College of Midwifery

  • 2019 Heart of Herbs, Herbalist Certification Program

  • 2020 Neonatal Jaundice

  • 2020 Pharmacology for Midwives Including GBS Treatment

  • 2020 Shoulder Dysplasia complications, National College of Midwifery

  • 2020 Lactation Education Resources

  • 2020 Supporting Families with Newborn Loss

  • 2020 Hemorrhage Prevention & Treatment

  • 2020- Diagnostic Lab and Testing procedures. National College of Midwifery

  • 2021 - Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program - Recertification

  • 2021 - Current Adult & Infant CPR For Healthcare Professionals - Recertification

  • 2021 Basic Suturing Skills Lab

  • 2021 Resolving Shoulder Dystocia (RSD)