Mimi Niles, PhD, LM, MPH
Founder, Devi Women's Health
BSN, New York University
MSN, Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing
MPH, Global Public Health, New York University
PhD, Nursing, New York University
Decades of my life have been immersed in birth, reproductive care, human rights, and spiritual practice. Over the past 9 years I have worked as a certified midwife in a busy and well regarded which boasts one of the lowest primary cesarean rates in my community. As a midwife, I have the blessing of working with women from around the globe, from countries such as Mexico, Ecuador, Yemen, Egypt, Mali, Tibet, and Guatemala. With my academic privileges, I weave my multiple passions and identities - as clinician, thinker, writer, feminist and Buddhist, to envision care that is radical, generative, compassionate, and transformative.
Moved by the rich stories of women - all filled with challenges, struggles, joys and hopes for their lives as mothers, partners and caregivers, I pursued my PhD to refine my global perspective. My research confirms that a multitude of factors and forces shape our lives as women and the midwifery is designed to disrupt the forces of systemic oppression and disenfranchisement that perpetuate racist, classist, abelist, and misogynistic ideologies.
Ultimately, mothering is a journey, not an event. Over and over, I learn that where we hold our intention becomes essential to all sacred work. As Jack Kornfield says "intention is a direction, not a destination". I am certain that my work on this planet is to mother the mothers and to create wholeness.
Let me help you learn, grow, and become empowered by the richness of the divine feminine experience. Your body is a direct reflection of the essential and transformative nature of the universe and together -we can explore this potential to lead you towards finding greater harmony through contemplation and mindfulness.