Donna McBride Hooyen LM, CPM
Donna was born in New Jersey and moved to San Diego with her family when she was 11 years old. She has 9 children of her own, 6 of whom were born at home. She has 5 grandchildren, 4 of whom were also born at home. Even before the births of her own children, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in women’s health, which led her into midwifery. Donna studied at the Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery and apprenticed with several San Diego area licensed midwives to complete her education. She is nationally certified as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and a California Licensed Midwife (LM). She has extensive experience breastfeeding her own children and was a La Leche League Leader for over 20 years.