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Tiffany Townsend, LM,CPM, CLC

Certified Professional Midwife, Certified Lactation Counselor, Placenta Encapsulator

Tiffany deeply understands the profound impact that our entrance into the world can have on the course of our lives. Her unwavering commitment lies in helping families understand their birthing options and alleviating fears associated with the natural process of giving birth; through education.

For over 7 years, she has dedicated herself to serving her community as a birth worker, support group facilitator, and lactation counselor. Tiffany's journey began in 2014, fueled by her passion for midwifery. Having been part of more than 600 births in various roles, she realized the importance of providing personalized and wholistic care. She firmly believes that each pregnancy and birth is unique, and every individual's needs should be valued and met.

Her extensive training and education come various communities and organizations:

  • Abuelita Parteras (Grandmother Midwives)

  • Maternidad La Luz, MEAC Accredited

  • Midwives College of Utah

  • Indigenous Communities of Mexico

  • DONA International

  • ALP

Tiffany's expertise is further strengthened by her successful completion of the NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program). This, combined with her hands-on experience, allows her to use all necessary skills to ensure the safety of home births for low-risk pregnancies. Additionally, she has embraced the wisdom of traditional Parteras (Midwives) during her time in Mexico, gaining a diverse skill set that combines ancient practices with modern medical training.

Honoring birth as a natural and beautiful event remains a core value for Tiffany.

 

Candace Dru, CLC

Meet our Apprentice

Candace Maria Dru, a native of Columbia, SC, serves her community in various roles, including being a Holistic Lactation Consultant, Herbalist, and Midwife Apprentice. Her most cherished title, however, is Mommy, given to her by her two children, Cruz and Ella-Céleste, who inspire her in her work related to birth. Candace values lifelong learning. She received her formal education in Columbia's public school systems and later pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Health Management and Family Studies from Coastal Carolina University. She has also acquired multiple certifications, including Certified Lactation Counselor, Phlebotomist, and South Carolina State Board Certified Nursing Assistant. Furthermore, she is working towards obtaining her CPM, LM, and pursuing a Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology.

 

Candace is the founder Palmetto Perinatal Services, a non-profit organization aiming to address the disparities in infant mortality rates in South Carolina. She plans to open a Perinatal clinic in the fall, providing effective perinatal education and support services to Black American families, with the goal of creating a brighter future for all families in the state. By improving maternal and infant health outcomes, they strive to contribute to a healthier and more equitable society.

 

Follow and support her journey on social media @CandaceMariaDru.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

De la Flor Midwifery believes that pregnancy and birth are a normal physiologic processes. Both pregnancy and birth are significant experiences which require support from family, friends, community and your birth team. It is vital that our clients feel safe, heard and well cared for in order to establish a safe space for discussing all aspects of care.​

 

As midwives we support and protect our clients human and reproductive rights. We also honor and respect cultural, ethnic, sexual and religious diversity. ​ 

 

The care we offer is holistic because we understand that pregnancy is a mind, body and spirit experience. ​An important part of our work is to equip each person with the knowledge they need to make well informed decisions regarding their care.

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