Meet the Midwives

Karina Robinson

Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)
Licensed Direct Entry Midwife (LDEM)
Utah Doula Association’s Doula of Distinction for 2017
Certified Advanced Doula, CAD(MCU)
Certified HypnoDoula, CHD
The Bradley Method Instructor®, AAHCC
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, PES
Certified Bengkung Belly Binding Practitioner
Moxibustion Practitioner

Salt Lake midwife and doula serving Cache County, Weber County, Davis County, Salt Lake County, Park City, and Tooele

Specialties: Low-risk, VBAC, diabetes during pregnancy

Newborn baby boy of Utah doula at hospital. Natural delivery
My first delivery: unmedicated vaginal birth using The Bradley Method® (Birth Story)

My journey into birth work started before I became pregnant with my first baby. I knew that I wanted to have an un-medicated birth, and having Type 1 Diabetes would make it harder to achieve. During my research I realized that many women don’t know their options during childbirth and many don’t even realize they HAVE options. After having my eyes opened into this magical world of birth I could not close them again, nor did I want to. I want to help everyone to feel empowered, supported, knowledgeable, and excited for the birth of their baby.

I have supported many families and pregnant people in the hospital as a doula and after years of abuse of power from many providers, nurses, and hospital protocols, I could not sit back and witness it any longer. I realized I needed to be a part of the change. This has led me down the wonderful path of midwifery.

Davis county doula with newborn baby after cesarean section
My second delivery: c-section due to breech position and fetal distress (Birth Story)

I am a trained, soon to be certified, skilled professional midwife in the height of my life’s passion. I am in my element when, after weeks of preparation and education, I see a client and their partner share a secret, knowing look of shimmering emotion that shows all their hard work paid off, in one of life’s most precious moments. I feel very strongly about being an advisor to birthing people so they can have the birth experience they desire, without unnecessary interventions due to lack of knowledge or support.

Centerville doula doing skin-to-skin with newborn baby after unmedicated VBAC
My third delivery: un-medicated VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) using the Hypnobirthing & Bradley® Methods (Birth Story)

My goal as a midwife is simply to improve birth – by helping to reduce physical and emotional trauma, by empowering you through knowledge and practice, and to advocate for safer birth experiences led by your own body.

I have had all three of my children in the hospital as licensence midwives cannot take type 1 diabetic patients. My first was un-medicated, my second was a Cesarean section due to him being breech, and my third baby was an un-medicated VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean). I also have personal and professional experience with diabetes during pregnancy and VBACs. I can skillfully educate on things that others may not have reason to know.

Karina, is a proud member and supporter of International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), and Improving Birth.

Karina is the former Chapter Leader of the Weber/Davis County ICAN Chapter and served on the board of the Utah Doula Association in many positions, including President. She has also been nominated 6 times for the Utah Doula Association’s Doula of Distinction Award.

Bonnie Baker, Davis County Midwife

Specializes in Vaginal Breech Births
Certified HypnoDoula, CHD
Certified Hypnobabies Instructor
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, PES
Certified Bengkung Belly Binding Practitioner

Bonnie is a mother to three red headed boys, wife to a red bearded man, avid recipe maker, yogi, bookworm, and wanna-be world traveler. 

She has supported hundreds of birthing people in many birth situations such as home births, special needs, c-section, and unmedicated births. She has been serving the birth community since 2014.

​Bonnie is currently focusing her training to specialize in safe vaginal breech birth. She is committed to creating and maintaining a positive birth experience for a birthing person and their birth team.

When Bonnie is not focusing on her clients or promoting safe and healthy pregnancies for all birthing people in her community, she usually can be found in in her garden, on her yoga mat, running, or day dreaming of traveling the world with her family.
Bonnie wishes she had more time to read and sleep, but such is the life of a midwife/mother and she wouldn’t have it any other way!

As passionate birth professionals, we are always on the lookout for ways to increase our knowledge, hone our skills and keep up on the latest research. Our education includes, but is not limited to:

  • Licensed Direct Entry Midwife through DOPL
  • Certified Professional Midwife through NARM
  • Monitrice training
  • DONA Birth Doula Training
  • Certified HypnoDoula
  • Advanced Doula Certification through the Midwives College of Utah
  • Multiple breastfeeding training workshops
  • Training in essential oil use for pregnancy, labor, and postpartum
  • Well versed in the Bradley® and Hypnosis methods (Hypnobabies and HypnoBirthing)
  • The Bradley Method® Instructor
  • Specialized training as well as personal and professional experience with  high-risk pregnancies
  • Diabetes and Pregnancy CEO and Instructor
  • Rebozo certified
  • Specialized training as well as personal and professional experience with diabetes during pregnancy
  • Specialized training as well as personal and professional experience with Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • The VBAC Link certified VBAC doula
  • Former President of the Utah Doula Association
  • Apprenticed under Utah’s most experienced midwives and doulas
  • Many hours of experience as a volunteer doula at the University of Utah
  • Proud members and supporters of the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
  • Former ICAN Chapter Leader of Weber/Davis County
  • Working alongside and creating good working relationships with care providers to ensure the best birth team for you and your family

Our experience and specialized training includes, but is not limited to:

  • People over 40
  • IVF
  • VBAC
  • Home birth
  • Birth Center birth
  • Hospital birth
  • Multiples
  • Clients on bed rest
  • LGBTQ Families
  • Adoption
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Spanish speaking families
  • BIPOC families
  • Twins
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • High-risk
  • Diabetes (Gestational, Type 1, and Type 2)
  • Single people
  • Cesarean birth
  • Water birth
  • Survivors of previous life trauma
  • Plus size birthers
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Surrogacy