Lorri Walker, RNC, NP, CNM, is the owner and director of South Coast Midwifery.
is also the mother of three grown children, Jared, Rashele, and Lindsey (who is also an employee of the birth center).
has been active in the childbirth community since 1985.
It was through her
own experiences that she
became professionally interested in pregnancy and alternative childbirth.
Lorri's path toward midwifery began first as a certified childbirth educator, followed by licensure as a vocational nurse.
She added registered nurse and nurse practitioner to credentials before finally earning certification as a nurse-midwife.
vision has always been to have a warm, nurturing place for women and their families to come for health care, support, empowerment, and social interaction with people of like mind.
Lorri married Dustin Sichon, Esq., in an August, 2001 wedding ceremony.
In addition to her
extensive midwifery background and training, Lorri
enjoys studying alternative modalities of healing such as homeopathy, Cranial Sacral Therapy (a gentle, hands-on, whole-body method of releasing restrictions around the brain and spinal cord to enhance central nervous system performance and allow the body to self-correct), Primordial Sound Meditation, bach flower remedies and aromatherapy.
She is also a Khudalini prenatal yoga instructor and in 2007 became a Reiki Healing Master.
Reiki is an ancient healing art that traces its origins back to at least 5000 years.
It is a hands-on approach that promotes healing, by reducing stress, building concentration, increasing energy or relaxation, balancing the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.
is "a woman of courage who has done a great service for woman and for midwives" - Marsden Wagner