Your Midwife

Lorna Mazoff is a Licensed Midwife (LM) and Certified Professional Midwife, (CPM).  She has 
been a midwife for twelve years and has worked in a variety of settings. She is currently offering midwifery services to the Seattle community,

including attendance of home births and doula support in the hospital. Both options include personalized prenatal and postpartum/newborn care by an experienced, compassionate midwife.

Lorna began her journey of midwifery in 2001. At the time, she was attending the University of Texas at Austin for a degree in music performance, but felt there was something else she was supposed to pursue.  She began reading any midwifery text she could find, took human anatomy, women’s studies/health classes, and began listening to stories from her grandmother telling of Lorna’s great grandmother who was a traditional midwife to her small community in New York in the early 1900’s.  Inspired, Lorna began her path of midwifery, has found that there is a common thread between midwifery, birth, and music–for each require an art form of listening carefully and appreciating the harmony in what is happening and unfolding before you moment by moment. Lorna appreciates that midwifery care integrates traditional methods of caring for families with current, evidence based medical care and is grateful for the many ways that she is encouraged to continue learning through this time honored profession and the wonderful families she serves.

In 2005 Lorna graduated the Association of Texas Midwives program and became licensed through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).  This course of study included an apprenticeship at a high volume birth center as well as a more personal apprenticeship with a home birth midwife, providing a wide scope of educational experience. During her time of midwifery study, she gave birth to her beautiful, lively son at home surrounded by love and the skilled, gentle care of her midwife.

Lorna and her son made a big move from Texas to Alaska in 2006 and lived among the raw beauty, bears, glaciers, and a wonderful community for over 10 years. During that time, Lorna worked at The Juneau Family Health and Birth Center as full time midwife and Student Director from 2007-2012. In the summer of 2012, she began her independent home birth practice offering midwifery care and home birth to the Juneau and Southeast Alaska community. Now embarking on a new and wonderful journey in Seattle, Washington as of 2017, Lorna looks forward to continuing to provide compassionate, open minded, comprehensive midwifery care to families her community with an intention to provide a space that allows for personal experience with the knowledge, guidance and safekeeping of a well trained midwife. Lorna believes that gentle birth is a powerful, yet seemingly subtle way to bring peace, joy and harmony into our world, one child at a time.

Contact: Lorna Mazoff, CDM. Tel: 907-209-5871. Email: lorna[at]