Stephanie Ricaldi

Student Midwife & Placenta Specialist

Hello families!

My journey to Midwifery started long ago when I watched my first birth video in high school. I then attended UCLA where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and minored in LGBTQ studies.
While in UCLA, I became involved in the medical community. I volunteered in the Mattel’s Children’s Hospital in UCLA where I cared for the psychosocial aspects and needs of children. In addition, I worked as a Lead Clinic Assistant Intern at the Venice Family Clinic serving both those in need of primary health care and women’s health and pregnancy.


After college I did some intensive research on the world surrounding childbirth and how to care for moms and their babies. This was when I came across midwifery. Everything was falling right into place.

I became a doula to become involved in the birth community. With this experience, I realized the birth community was not only rewarding but a movement to better women’s health care, in which I now get to become a part of.

I have attended over 50 births as a student. I love learning and building relationships with moms, along with their families, and witnessing their journey as they transition from pregnancy to labor, delivery and postpartum. It is truly rewarding to witness such a powerful passage.

I am now in my last year at Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery in San Diego. From my time in school, I have further developed myself to becoming a licensed phlebotomist, BLS and NRP certified, and a Placenta specialist. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like Placenta services.


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