Why Should YOU listen to me?

Women, Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Childbirth Educator, Doula, Midwife, Community Organizer…

Deb has spent her adult life dedicated to personal growth,

Deb Puterbaugh LM, CPM, CD, CE

women’s empowerment, and cultural change.

Deb began her love of birth and family making in 1977. She practiced in Alaska and helped to write the legislation that licensed midwives in Alaska. 1977-1983

She is a founding member of MANA, Midwives Association of North America. 1981-82

Deb retired from midwifery in 1995. However, the death of her teacher Jeannine Parvati in 2005, and the births of her 10 grandchildren, has brought her out of retirement.

She now lives in Lake County CA, and on the Bay of Conception in Baja California Sur Mexico with her husband, two adorable rescue dogs from Baja. She is working with the local people in Baja to create a Well Mother/Baby Clinic in her village.

Deb is a North American, Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), and a California, Licensed Midwife (LM).

She is completing graduate work in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology.

She is certified through NARM, North American Registry of Midwives http://narm.org/

DONA International http://www.dona.org  and ICEA, International Childbirth Education Association. http://www.icea.org/

 Deb is a past board member of, the Association for Pre & Perinatal Psychology and Health, APPPAH. She spearheaded the core committee who created the PPN Psychology Educator Certification for APPPAH.


She is the founder and director of The Institute of Feminine Art and Science (IFAS) This developing institute seeks to address all the academic disciplines, from a feminine/midwifery perspective. Our goal is full academic accreditation.

 Deb devotes her volunteer efforts to the #BirthKeeper Movement, a birth activist, political, grassroots collation of men and women devoted to radically changing the paradigm of human reproduction in our world. She helped found this movement in 2005, as a commitment to her beloved teacher Jeannine Parvati.  www.birthkeepercircle.com