Our Assistants

Bend Birth Center is privileged to work with midwives-in-training as our assistants.

 
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Sophia Heick LM CPM

Sophia discovered midwifery while studying Medical Anthropology. The culture and traditions of birth throughout the world fascinated her and drew her to learning about midwifery in the US. She began volunteering at a birth center in San Luis Obispo, California and was hooked once she observed the depth of relationships and the amazing trust in the natural process of birth and the body. She has been attending births since 2014 and graduated from the National College of Midwifery in 2017. In her spare time she enjoys frequenting coffee shops and riding around town on her bicycle. 

 

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Morgan Frazier

Morgan Frazier’s journey to birth work started with supporting women and their families as a doula. Morgan has received doula training through CPI (Childbirth Professionals International) and Methodist Hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program in Sacramento. Morgan is a birth assistant at Bend Birth Center and continues her post-baccalaureate coursework at COCC. Her extended studies, trainings, and certification in neonatal resuscitation fuel her interests, facilitate active learning, and provide a foundation of knowledge necessary for admission to nurse-midwifery graduate school. Her aspirations share a common goal of supporting and empowering women and families while protecting the sacredness of birth.


Following the birth of her own child, Morgan is motivated to provide the same
tender loving care to new mothers. She believes whole heartedly in the midwife model-of-care and she’s excited to learn alongside some of the best and brightest Oregon has to offer in midwifery. Morgan plans to join her mentors in the future earning her licensure through Oregon or Washington as a CNM.


Morgan is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, National
Student Nurses’ Association, and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. She continues to strive toward her goal of becoming an active member of the birth community through involvement in local events to raise awareness and support for women and their reproductive rights.


On a personal note, when she’s not studying or providing maternity care, Morgan enjoys being a wife to her wonderful and supportive husband, Luke. She’s also a mother to her little girl, Finley. Her other passions lie in fitness, traveling, and writing. She also holds a degree in Kinesiology, B.S. - Exercise Science from California State University, Sacramento.