Ariana CoHen, LM, CPM
Ariana Cohen discovered her passion for midwifery care when her closest friend gave birth with the help of a midwife in 2009. After attending that first incredible birth, Ariana spent 3 years preparing for formal midwifery training by becoming a Doula, Childbirth Educator and Prenatal Massage Therapist. In 2012 she enrolled in the National Midwifery Institute and was granted an apprenticeship with Sweet Arrivals Midwifery in her hometown of Nevada City, California.
After eighteen months of home birth experience she moved to El Paso, Texas and completed her hands on training in a high-volume birth center called Maternidad La Luz. In 2014 she had the opportunity to continue her education with an advanced apprenticeship that focused on skills in vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), twins, breech birth and other special circumstances. During that time she had the opportunity to assist at extraordinary births, learn critical business management skills and assisted in teaching classes on suturing, fetal monitoring, charting, and much more.
In 2015 Ariana graduated from the National Midwifery Institute, passed the North American Registry of Midwives exam and was granted her California License. After moving back to Nevada City she joined a steady home birth practice that she eventually co-owned and operated for 2 years. Then, in January of 2019 she moved to Sacramento to live with her boyfriend and their two big goofy dogs. Ariana believes midwifery is an art, a science and a passion all rolled into one. She is committed to supporting the whole woman and her family through the entire childbearing cycle and beyond.
California Midwifery License #445