Katia LeMone, CPM.Volunteer
Certification, Health Coach, Nutrition 2013, Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Certification, Midwifery1992, Maternidad La Luz Birth Center, El Paso, TX
M.P.H. – Maternal/Child Health, International Health1983, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
B.A., Linguistics1979, University of Texas at El Paso
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATION:
Certified Health CoachInstitute of Integrative Nutrition
Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) North American Registry of Midwives
Licensed MidwifeNew Mexico Department of Health since 1990
Evidence Based BirthInstructor of EBB professional courses since 2016
Emergency SkillsCurrent CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation Trained
2018 – PresentInstructor, Evidence Based Birth, EBB Childbirth Educator
2015 – PresentDirector, Academia Tierra Sabia Midwifery and Doula School
2015 – PresentDirector, EarthWise Doula Program, including local hospital Volunteer program
2014 – PresentInstructor, Herbal Medics Academy, Director of Family Herbalism Program, Doula Program,
Women, Pediatric, Childbirth Herbs, Emergency Birth Courses
2012 – PresentHabits of Wellness, Owner, Wellness classes.
2006 – 2016All Natural Birth, Owner, Senior Midwife, CPM. Home/Birth Center births Childbirth Classes
2006 – 2011Ann Mercer, MD, Medical Assistant to physician,
2001 – 2006Upper Mohawk, Inc., Trainer, Developer, Project Manager, contractor trainer for Bureau of
Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management and other agencies of US Department of Interior
1998 – 2001 Alternative Link Systems, Assistant Director – Research, alternative health insurance coding
1992 – 2001 Maternidad La Luz Birth Center, Clinical Staff Midwife, Assistant Education Director
1992 – 2000Alternative Birth Choices, Owner, Midwife, CPM. Home birth practice.
Katia has worked in education and public health her entire career and enjoys both being a teacher as well as a student.
She spent the beginning of her health career training village health educators in Tanzania in the 1980s. As a project
manager, she was responsible for the education and advanced training of over 75 health educators.
As a midwife, she has trained numerous student midwives since 1991 through her homebirth practice and as an
instructor at Maternidad La Luz, a birth center and midwifery school on the US/Mexico border. Since Fall 2015, she
has been teaching classes twice a week attended by local women from Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico. These
women are being trained as midwives (2–year didactic program followed by a clinical program), doulas (126+ hour
course), breastfeeding (6 week course) and childbirth educators (6 week course). The classes are taught at the local
birth center, Casa Geburt, which is run and operated by Katia and local senior midwives and apprentices. In October
2017, she was instrumental in the opening of Centro de Angelitos, a free–standing birth room run by midwives and
doulas within Hospital Angeles. No hospital personnel are involved in the birth unless transfer of care is necessary. A
truly revolutionary concept in the region. In January of 2020 a cohort started online with students from Canada, USA
and Mexico before Covid was motivating online classes.
Since 2014, Katia has actively worked with Herbal Medics Academy teaching workshops and online webinar courses
Emergency Childbirth, Women and Herbs, Childbirth Herbs and Pediatric Herbalism. She is also the main instructor
for the EarthWise Doula Program, training women as Doulas to work in austere, low resource settings and disaster
relief. She also is the owner and Clinical Herbalist for Casa Geburt Herb Clinic.
Currently, Katia is preparing as a Trainer of Trainers in the American Academy of Pediatrics “Helping Babies Survive”
series and the Jhpiego “Helping Mothers Survive” and the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative (IMBCI) 10
steps to Optimal MotherBaby Maternity Services which have all been tested and proven to improve birth outcomes.