About Gina

Gina Penka, BS, IBCLC

Working with families during the childbearing years is my joy and passion.  After working as a certified birth doula in a busy practice for several years, I was drawn into midwifery as an elegant and genuine model of care.  I believe in a holistic approach to health and pregnancy, and I have focused my studies on multicultural care, integrative health, herbalism, aromatherapy, and nutrition.

As a feminist and someone who believes in the strength of community and family, I believe that all women deserve high-quality and evidence-based care, with autonomy and shared decision-making.  I offer breastfeeding services, Birthing From Within childbirth preparation, and midwifery care with my preceptors, Kathryn Raynes, CPM, Janelle Boyington, CPM, and Jen Anderson-Tarver, CPM.

I have a bachelor of science degree in integrative therapeutics.  I am working toward a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife) certification through an apprenticeship and attending a MEAC-accredited midwifery school.  I earned my IBCLC in order to provide the families whom I'm honored to serve with the highest quality of care in breastfeeding support.  I have learned so much from every family I work with, and it keeps me humble and receptive to new ideas!

If you're having a baby, give me a call - I love to help people out.