Raven Lang, L.Ac., O.M.D.

Raven Lang, L.Ac., O.M.D.

Raven Lang was one of the first homebirth midwives in California. In 1970, she founded the Santa Cruz Birth Center, the first birth center in North America. Two years and fifty births later she wrote Birth Book.

In 1972 Raven immigrated to British Columbia, where she helped organize and run the first birth center in B.C. Six years later, she returned to California and founded the Institute of Feminine Arts, the first non-medical school for midwifery in North America.

In 1982 Raven began her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and apprenticed with Dr. Miriam Lee, a nurse midwife from China and one of the first licensed acupuncturists in California. From 1982 to 2012 Raven practiced in Santa Cruz, California, specializing in women’s medicine and pediatrics.

Raven left her practice in 2012, and continues to teach subjects as diverse as the politics and history of women’s health, parenting, the science and art of obstetrics, and pediatrics.

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