About Woman Rising
Rebecca Schleuger-Valadao, ARNP/CNM
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner | Certified Nurse-Midwife
Women's Healthcare Provider | Birth Advocate
What is Woman Rising?
That’s me, Rebecca Schleuger-Valadao, ARNP/CNM (She/Her/Hers)
I am a graduate of Philadelphia University: Institute of Midwifery with a Master's degree in Nursing Science and Certificate Nurse-Midwife. My credentials are those of Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife.
My professional work experience prior to becoming a midwife includes, case-management and mental health nursing in Los Angeles with the amazing organization Mental Health of America. I was also very lucky to attend birth in the home setting as a registered nurse working in labor, birth, & postpartum support and newborn cares for homebirth midwives in Southern California and here in the DSM area.
After graduating midwifery school and passing certified boards, I have worked in all birth settings including home, birth center and hospital based practices.
From the moment I caught the first baby I knew my hands and my heart were meant to do this work. It is a part of me and I a part of it. With Women, I am a Woman Rising.
Why Woman Rising?
The name Woman Rising is a reflection of my own personal journey into womanhood, motherhood, widowhood, and as someone walking this life who identifies as female. This business and these services are an offering of my heart, my skills and my hope to support other humans to Rise into what powers are inside of them.
Woman Rising Midwifery serves all humans across the lifespan with a focus on preconception, prenatal, labor/birth, postpartum, physical and mental wellness care, birth control, reproductive and sexual health. Woman/Client center care and Informed Consent are the base of all services I provide.
"Light will often pierce the darkness when we least expect it, and if we're fortunate when we need it most......... science can pave the way but we need human hands to guide us, and love to illuminate the path that lies ahead"
~Call the Midwife
Rebecca offers gentle holistic gynecology care, including annual exams, problem-focused care, birth control, natural fertility, preconception counseling, sexually transmitted infection screening & treatment, mental health support and initiation of treatment modalities.
Cost of Services
Woman Rising Midwifery accepts payments of cash, check, or credit card for midwifery care fees.
You can also use your health savings account (HSA) to pay for our services.
We can align you with a private biller service if you seek insurance reimbursement after services have been received.
Read about Woman Rising Birth Experiences