Originally from San Clemente, Allison is thrilled to be returning to south OC to join Dr. James at Laguna Beach OBGYN!
Allison holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nurse-Midwifery from Columbia University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in International Development from UC Berkeley. It was Allison’s involvement in women’s rights activism at Berkeley combined with her experiences at a public health clinic in Indonesia that shaped her vision of becoming a midwife. Allison has served women in the Orange County/Long Beach area since 2012, working at a local birth center as well as Kaiser Permanente.
As a Certified Nurse Midwife, Allison takes care of pregnant and non-pregnant women, and takes a holistic approach to well-woman care, pregnancy, and childbirth. Birth is her passion, and she strives to educate women on their options and to facilitate whatever kind of birth experience a woman may choose.
When not baby-catching or providing other kinds of midwifery care, Allison enjoys travelling domestically and internationally, camping, sailing, and enjoying the sunshine with her husband Geoff.