Henna of tree on handWatercolor Learning to Pray












"Birth is not only about making babies.  Its about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength.”  -Barbara Katz Rothman-

What women want [need] are authentic lives filled with a uniquely female power.  “Each of us now has the opportunity to become more fully, intensely, lovingly, enthusiastically, and beautifully herself.” excerpt from press release for the book The Female Power Within

"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some; it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we  unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others."  - Marianne Williamson-

“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful.  It’s that women are strong.”  -Laura Stavoe Harm

You are a midwife, assisting at someone else's birth. Do good without show or fuss. Facilitate what is happening rather than what you think ought to be happening. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge. When the baby is born, the mother will rightly say: "We did it ourselves!" -The Tao Te Ching

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Empowered Women, Empowered Births, LLC

Central New Mexico Midwifery Services



Cassaundra Jah, CPM, LM, IBCLC

176 Piñon Trail

Cedar Crest, NM 87008


Phone: 505.407.4378

E-mail: EmpoweredMidwife@gmail.com

Special thanks to Eleykaa Tahleh for allowing me to use her beautiful watercolor entitled “Learning to Pray”  as the first image on the left panel.

A constant supporter and friend donated the photo at the top of page, copyright © Clarissa Koenig  www.WritinginLight .com



I come to you  in the spirit of openness, holding confidentiality sacred, and valuing above all else the belief that trust is essential.





 I honor and hold space for your personal and empowering journey of self discovery.





I invite you to believe in yourself, in your inner knowing and divine female strength.





I find strength in

recognizing that each of us comes from varied, unique and diverse backgrounds. Together we can solve any challenge.

Copyright © Empowered Women, Empowered Births, LLC and Cassaundra Jah 2010

Exciting News!  Cassaundra’s new book entitled,

Experienced Doula: Advanced Skills for Hospital Doulas,

is anticipated to release May 5th, International Midwives Day!