Midwife Chris Callahan grew up in Oahu, Hawaii as one of seven kids in a big (often crazy, but the good kind) Irish/Italian family, and relocated to the east coast just before high school. Before landing here in CA she chased the sunshine of her childhood down to Florida where she graduated with her BSN from the University of Miami and then returned to the DC area to work as a labor and delivery nurse at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. While working there as an RN she began her journey to become a Certified Nurse Midwife and graduated with her MSN from Georgetown University. She worked as a full-scope midwife at a private OBGYN practice in VA from 2019 until 2021, then quit her job and finally made her dream of moving to CA a reality. As Chris was waiting for licensure and transitioning to west coast life, she stayed close to birth and helping moms by working as an L&D travel RN at Scripps Encinitas in 2022 which is where she first began working with Dr. Cap. The rest is history!
Chris has experience with both out-of-hospital and in-hospital deliveries, as well as experience with a wide range of pregnancy and gynecological needs. She feels that as your midwife, it’s her job to ensure you leave a visit feeling empowered to make educated decisions about your body, your wellness, and your family free of judgement. Her approach is holistic and non-invasive at baseline, intervening when necessary or desired by her patients. She strongly believes that ALL women deserve to be cared for by a provider who values patient-centered evidenced-based care.
When she’s not seeing patients or spending time with her niece and nephews in OC, Chris loves practicing yoga, roller blading, finding new poke spots, going to the beach, hanging with her kitties Bean and Sprout, and traveling with friends. She can’t wait to meet you all!