MANA 2019 Speaker
Tosi Marceline, LM, CPM is a homebirth midwife in Yolo County, California, in a sustainable group practice, Birthstream Midwifery Service. She began attending births in 1975, assisting teenagers with hospital birth support. She attended, then taught at the Holistic Childbirth Institute in San Francisco in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, while also holding a public-school teaching job in a teen parent program. She taught childbirth classes in English and Spanish and trained labor support volunteers for the Davis Community Clinic for 15 years. She began her midwifery apprenticeship in 1982 and assumed primary partnership with the midwife she apprenticed with in 1984. She has worked on the California Association of Midwives Certification Committee, the CAM Legislative Committee, and the Midwifery Licensing Committee, helping to pass and implement California’s Licensed Midwifery Practice Act and related legislation. She received CAM’s “Brazen Woman” award in 2000. She served for three years on the Midwifery Advisory Council to the Medical Board of California. Tosi lives in rural Davis, with her husband Phil. They have two home-born children, Miles (39) and Molly (35).