At Tooele Midwifery, we help you connect with your body, your baby and your ability to birth how you want. Our esteemed team is dedicated to continuity of care as your family continues to grow. Get to know the people who lead Tooele Midwifery.
BRYANNA HAZELWOOD CPM LDEM
Bryanna Hazelwood is Tooele Midwifery's owner and lead midwife. She is a Certified Professional Midwife and licensed to practice in the state of Utah. In addition, Bryanna is the elected Vice President for Utah Midwives Organization.
Bryanna completed her Bachelor in Midwifery studies at the Midwives College of Utah in 2019 and passed her North American Registry of Midwives exam in May 2020. She is a single mom of two strong-willed children who were born at home and bring her so much joy. In her free time, Bryanna enjoys reading, meditation, working out, doing puzzles and being outdoors.
In addition, Bryanna is a certified StillBirthday Doula, Childbirth Educator, Midwife Assistant, and trained Placenta Specialist. She also maintains CPR, neonatal resuscitation, evidence informed practice certification and food handlers permit.
Bryanna believes in the natural processes of birth, as well as it's normal variations. Every pregnancy and birth is different and therefore; she believes each client deserves individualized care. Bryanna hopes to do her part in improving childbirth care in her community by providing culturally competent and evidence informed practices.
Bryanna is a proud member of the American Indian Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. She feels passionately about social and birth justices in many under-represented communities. Growing up on a reservation in Southern California, Bryanna gained an understanding of social disparities at a young age and became even more invested in her own competency during many cultural courses at Midwives College of Utah. She still continues to grow by taking courses, being engaged in the community, and actively being aware of her own anti-racist work.
Primary Student & Assistant Midwife
My journey into the birthing world started in 2016 after the birth of my first daughter. As a young, first time mom I felt that my voice wasn’t heard and knew that I wanted to make sure other birthing people felt heard and respected during their birth. I started off with encapsulating placentas and doula work in 2017 and after attending my first birth as a doula I knew that working in the birthing community was where I wanted to be. With my second I decided to receive prenatal care with a CPM and immediately felt a call to midwifery. My own midwife was everything I needed during my pregnancy and birth and that is what I wanted to provide to others giving birth. So we packed up and moved back to Utah for me to start school! I started midwifery school at Midwives College of Utah and could not be more excited to be on this journey. I still find joy in empowering those giving birth to trust their bodies, the process of birth and to know that they are strong! When I am not attending births or doing school work you will find me spending time with my family outdoors or finding a good book to cuddle up with. I have been married to my best friend for almost 8 years and I am the mom to two wonderful little girls who remind me every day to stop and enjoy the small moments.
Sherroni didn't have a traditional introduction to the world of birth-work. She felt, like many others, that she was one of those people who could "never have a home birth". When a dear friend asked why, she couldn't answer. So she started researching why she felt like that was something she was incapable of doing. Still feeling unsure about whether to have a home birth or hospital birth she decided to meet with Bryanna, and that's when everything changed. Not only did she feel called to home birth but to birth-work in general and helping others feel safe, educated, and empowered in their birthing decisions. She saw that a local midwife and doula were offering birth doula classes and certifications and she immediately felt called to expand her knowledge. She is grateful for the opportunity to now work alongside Bryanna to offer birth doula services to the birthing people of Tooele County and surrounding areas. When Sherroni isn't helping birthing people, you can find her out with her four kids and husband camping or curled up with a good book.
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