Massachusetts Midwives Alliance

Dina Fraize, CPM

CPM - Certified Professional Midwife
CNM - Certified Nurse-Midwife
MMA-DEM - MMA Direct-Entry Midwife
PMUS - Primary Midwife Under Supervision

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Central Mass Midwifery Services

I provide warm and caring homebirth midwifery care including: full prenatal care, labor/birth attendance, full postpartum care, VBAC, water birth.  Free initial consult.

About Dina

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.

 

 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 be a birth doula through ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators) and started attending births in hospitals, birth centers and home settings.   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.  In October 2009, I opened midwifery practice and passed the national exam/requirements to become a Certified Professional Midwife.  I continue to attend 3-5 births a month while attending a variety of conferences, courses and educational programs regarding all aspects of midwifery.