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Meet the Midwife

Hi there! Thank you so much for visiting my website!
My name is Liorit, which from Hebrew translates to “My Little Light” and ever since middle school, I’m also known as Lio.
I am a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Graduated from the Nurse Midwifery program at SUNY Downstate in 2014 and have been practicing midwifery ever since. Currently licensed to practice in the state of California and also hold Basic Life Support (BLS) and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) certification.

There were two main events that affected me deeply and made me realize that my calling was to become a midwife. One was witnessing a very powerful birth in my 3rd year of Nursing school. The other was witnessing the birth of my beautiful niece, right before commencing Nursing school. She was a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) and my sister totally rocked it!
I was, and still am, in awe with the wisdom that our body has to nurture, grow and birth a baby. I love how midwives are trained to honor this wisdom and also recognize when intervention is necessary.

The midwifery model of care as stated by ACNM promotes a continuous and compassionate partnership. It acknowledges a person’s life experience and knowledge and individualizes care based upon this. After moving to the US from Israel and learning more about the scope of practice of midwives I was hooked even more. It was as if this knowledge was somehow ingrained in me and slowly but surely it started to surface and I was conscious of it.

Throughout my whole time in this profession, from my very first job as a staff midwife at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC to now, owning my own private practice, this work has helped me grow, challenged my beliefs, but also made me fiercely protective of what I know to be true. Birth is a physiological process that our body was built to go through. It’s not just the question of “can I give birth unmedicated or not?” It’s a question of, what type of environment do I want to be in during this sacred state? How can I support my body and my baby to be able to have a safe and empowering experience that will have an effect on me the rest of your life?

My journey as a midwife has exposed me to different settings for peripartum care and birthing. From a big teaching hospital, to birth centers and home. I’ve taken the experiences from each setting and added them to my tool box that helps make me the midwife I am today. I have seen both the safety and unsafety in all these settings. In healthcare, maternity care specifically and as in life, there is never a 100% guarantee of safety, but you do the best you can to mitigate your risks and optimize your well being. Families who chose the home as their birth setting are not being careless or reckless. They are making an informed choice for what's right for them and I am privileged and honored to be able to provide them with care. Working with each family is a unique experience and that’s what makes it so rewarding and refreshing. I cherish the connection and relationships that form. I love holding space and bearing witness to the power and beauty that each growing family has. It is such a blessing to have this opportunity and I do not take it for granted.


In my personal life, I am a wife to Ori and a mom (Ima) to my human babies, Natalie and Adam, and my fur baby, Jilly. With both I was in the care of midwives. Natalie was born in a birth center and Adam was born at home. My happy place is the beach and just being outdoors in nature. I love playing Volleyball and if I was taller than 5 '2”, I may have made a different career choice ;)

I hope you decide to join the My Little Light Midwifery family and look forward to meeting you soon! If my story and philosophy resonates with you let’s connect and see how we can work together.