Angela Love Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and Nurse Practitioner (APRN)
Angela Love has been attending births since 1999. She worked for 5 years as a Registered Nurse in several Miami hospitals in Labor & Delivery Units. While she became competent at handling many high-risk, complex births, Angie was also frustrated with many hospital policies. Women in labor that would beg to walk around or eat something, but hospital policy didn’t allow it. Doctors doing unnecessary c-sections because of an important golf game, fishing trip, or hot date (no joke). Women were being told "you’re baby is too big, almost 10 pounds, we need to do a c-section" only to go through surgery and have a normal 7 pound baby. Frustrated with the lack of quality care, Angie decided to become a midwife. Angela attended the University of Miami to get her Master’s Degree as a Nurse-Practitioner with the specialty of Nurse-Midwife. Nurse-midwives catch babies in and out of hospitals all around the United States and the world, write prescriptions, order ultrasounds, and provide gynecological care. They learn a lot about managing pregnancy and birth as well as the primary and gynecological care of women throughout their lifetimes.
Angela graduated from the University of Miami in 2004 and began working at a busy birthing center in Miami, Florida. She loved the freedom women had during birth to do what felt best for them.
In 2009, Angela moved to Vero Beach, Florida to be close to family. Angela is happy to be on the Treasure Coast, enjoying the beautiful nature here, and providing the option of waterbirth, homebirth, and gentle gynecology. In 2010, Angela realized her dream of becoming a mother. She gave birth to her daughter Violet with a midwife friend from Miami. She learned first hand how amazing warm water feels during labor, how important freedom of movement is during labor, and how valuable good labor support is. She had her second baby Zoe in 2014. She practiced hypnobirthing with Kerry Eble. Her daughter Zoe was born at home with a local midwife, Jyl Krentz. Zoe weighed 10 lbs-10 oz, with only 2.5 hours in labor. Through nursing her own babies, Angela gained valuable lessons in breastfeeding and has logged 57 months of nursing her two girls.
Angela likes to take vacation every July to visit the mountains and be in the woods with her family. So, if you'd like her face at your birth, use some birth control 9/20-11/20 each year. She also likes to take 1 week over Christmas school break to go skiing. She will have a backup midwife cover the practice. Sustainability is important so she can keep doing this work for many years to come!
Laura Restrepo, the latest addition to Midwife Love. Laura is a senior student at The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery. Her great-grandmother was a midwife in Colombia. Laura has supported families as a student midwife, birth assistant, doula, and Spanish speaking translator. She volunteered in hospitals back home in NYC. Her work experience is a testament to her dedication to serving the community, particularly marginalized populations. Her mission is to become a health professional who is equally committed to social equity and quality care. Laura has the strong belief that midwives possess the ability to help transform the birth experience for people from all walks of life. She is grateful to be part of your sacred experience and comes with a heart full of love.