Who We Are

Cindy Lara Haag, LM, CPM

Cindy’s interest in midwifery began while completing a degree in secondary science education at Antioch College.  During her training at Maternidad La Luz (MLL), a freestanding birth center and midwifery school in El Paso, Texas Cindy found her passion for women’s empowerment through midwifery.  She became a licensed midwife in 1990 and returned to MLL to become a staff midwife/teacher and then the clinical director of the birth center.  During her seven years working there she taught and supervised many staff and students at the center.  Cindy has attended nearly 900 births while working in various states and Mexico.  In 1998 Cindy gave birth to a daughter at her home with Griselda as her midwife.  Cindy was trained as an EMT and is fluent in Spanish.  She is currently certified in CPR, neonatal resuscitation, IV administration and is a Licensed Midwife (LM) in the states of California and New Mexico and is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).

Julia Griselda Hernandez, LM

Griselda’s interest in midwifery began with a summer job at a freestanding birthing center in Texas in the early 1980’s.  Her interest in midwifery only intensified after the birth of each of her three children at home.  Griselda attended Maternidad La Luz (MLL) in 1993 with Cindy as one of her teachers.  She remained there as a staff midwife for 6 years where she taught and supervised students as well as coordinated Spanish language childbirth education classes.  Griselda and Cindy have been practicing midwifery in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2000.  Griselda is certified in CPR, neonatal resuscitation, and IV administration.  She is a licensed midwife (LM) in the state of California and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Yana Harootunian-Cox, LM, CPM

Yana has attended over 200 births since she began her midwifery education at The Farm in Tennessee in 1998.  Yana graduated from Maternidad La Luz (MLL) in 2002 and moved to Fairfax where she worked with Griselda at Circle of Life Midwifery as an assistant midwife.  Yana’s daughter was born at home in 2003 with Griselda as her midwife.  She returned to midwifery as apprentice to Tres Lunas Midwifery Marin in 2007 after taking 4 years off to raise her daughter.  Yana trained as an EMT, is certified in CPR, neonatal resuscitation and IV administration, and holds a Lactation Educator certificate.  She is a Licensed Midwife (LM) in the state of California and a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).

Julia MacMillan, LM, CPM

Julia began her midwifery education and apprenticeship with Cindy in 2007. Although the bulk of her training was with Tres Lunas Midwifery, she also apprenticed at the Sage Femme Birth Center in San Francisco and the Kafountine Maternity Center in Senegal, West Africa.  In 2011 she graduated from the National College of Midwifery and received her midwifery license.  She has a BA in Women’s Studies and Psychology with an emphasis on women’s health from the University of Michigan.  Julia is also a postpartum doula and is certified in CPR, neonatal resuscitation and IV administration.  She is a Licensed Midwife (LM) in the state of California and a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).

Evaly Long, Apprentice Midwife

Evaly stumbled upon midwifery in the spring of 2007 and immediately began working towards learning more about the profession. She began doula work in that fall as a volunteer at Kaiser SF. That winter she learned she was pregnant with twins and took some time off to have them and be a mom. In 2010 she began an apprenticeship at Sage Femme Birth Center in San Francisco where she attended close to 50 births. She is enrolled in the National Midwifery Institute and is certified in CPR and neonatal resuscitation.

Posted November 1, 2010 by Tres Lunas Midwifery