- MIDWIFERY -
Supporting families during pregnancy, chilbirth and beyond
ISABELLE GUILLOU, CNM, OWNER
It all started when ....
My journey to midwifery began after my family relocated from San Francisco to Chicago. I went back to school to be a nurse but at the time, it never crossed my mind to become a midwife. After the birth of my second child, I developed some interest in maternal nursing and took a nursing position in Labor & Delivery. I enjoyed taking care of our families as they welcomed their child into this world and wanted to learn more about moms, babies, and families. I went back to school and got my Master Degree in Maternal Child Nursing and Midwifery and worked for a few years as a midwife for a hospital-owned midwifery practice where I not only gained a lot of experience but develped a passion to provide holistic, family centered, evidence-based, shared decision making midwifery care. In the Summer of 2017, I founded My Mindful Birth to better serve women who wanted to give birth to their child in the comfort of their home and on their own terms.
My husband, Patrick, and I have been together for many years and are newly empty-nesters. We have two sons whom we were very proud of, one lives in Alabama and other one is in College in Arizona. I love to read about anything related to birth, to cook, work in the garden and take my three border collies. for a walk I volunteer for a canine rescue organization..
Isabelle graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master Degree in Maternal Child Nursing and Midwifery and is a Certified Nurse Midwife by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and of the Midwives Association of North America (MANA). She is also a member the Chicagoland Area Home Birth Association (CAHBA).