I became interested in birth work in 2010 after an enlightening conversation with my sister. Within a month I was enrolled in birth doula training with DONA and followed that with childbirth educator training with ICEA. I began attending births in 2010. I love to learn so I completed training in Hypnobirthing, Spinning Babies, Dancing for Birth and became a lactation counselor and a midwifery assistant.
I knew I wanted to become a midwife right away. I started assisting a midwife in Northern Minnesota, which is where I am from, in 2017. That experience lead my to the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College’s Direct Entry Midwife program. I am in my second year of the program. I just completed an apprenticeship in Indiana before coming here to Bend.
I was born and raised in Northern Minnesota. I love the outdoors and enjoy hiking, fishing and camping. I love to sit by a campfire and enjoy quality time with friends and family. I enjoy a great cup of coffee. I enjoy reading a good book when I have the free time. I enjoy learning new things and meeting new people. I also have a BA in Business Management. I was working as a clinic manager and decided it was time to follow my dreams to become a midwife, so here I am. I have attended over 170 births as a doula, midwifery assistant and student midwife. I absolutely love working with women and feel that I am beyond blessed to be able to follow my midwifery journey and assist women while they are on their birthing journey.
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.