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 June and 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 8/20-11/20 each year. Sustainability is important so she can keep doing this work for many years to come!
Margo Keane Licensed Midwife (LM) and Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)
Margo Keane grew up right here in the Treasure coast! She knew from a very early age that she wanted to help women birth their babies, but wasn't sure what direction she would have to take to reach that goal. Should she become a nurse? An OB/GYN? A very wise guidance counselor, after hearing her lament about the idea of med school, said "Well, there's always midwives!" and a light bulb went off. Just like that, Margo had a vision and a dream! She was going to be a midwife! After living in Tallahassee for two years and meeting the local midwives, she applied to The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery and was accepted! She moved to Gainesville to be closer to school, and commuted back and forth to Tallahassee twice a week where she worked at the birth center. The birth center provided a solid foundation of skills due to their high volume. As a student, she was helping run a 10-16 births per month practice with just one other midwife! Talk about hectic! After a year and a half at the birth center, Margo moved home and worked briefly with the midwives in the area who immediately recognized that Angela and her would be a good fit, and were they ever! Since 2012, Margo has attended almost 140 births and that number just keeps growing!
What our clients are saying:
"Where to start?! This team is incredible and I will be forever grateful for the role they played on our family history. Margo is this super down to earth midwife that makes you so comfortable that the moment I meet her I knew we were a good fit. After meeting Angela with my husband, he was a bit concerned about home birth, he quickly realized how knowledgeable and professional she is making Midwife Love the team we wanted for our birth. We enjoyed all the prenatal visits. All of our questions were answered, they gave us so much information and made us prepared parents which is one of the things I personally loved about how they do business. My birth was everything I planned and prayed for. An amazing life changing experience that will stay with our family forever. I felt blessed. My birth team was amazing. If you are considering a midwife I would highly recommend these girls. Margo, Angela and Becky, you girls are incredible. Thank you for the work you do and thank you for doing with so much love and care. Until my next one!"-Ellen Didinha