Caranina grew up within a family of nurses who cared for people in varying stages of their reproductive life. This upbringing played a large part in shaping her dream to pursue a career in sexual and reproductive health. While completing her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Caranina had the privilege of learning from midwives in Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala. Her ideas about healthcare were transformed when she witnessed the incredible compassion, partnership, and expertise utilized by these amazing midwives. Since then, Caranina has been consistently assured that midwifery is her calling.
Before attending midwifery school, Caranina worked as a childbirth educator and facilitated postpartum community support groups. She is now dual board certified as a Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Throughout her training, she continued to develop tools to ground her practice within a frame of equity and social justice.
Caranina is passionate about providing accessible and evidence-based midwifery care that honors the unique needs and priorities of each family she cares for. As a midwife of color, she is committed to ensuring perinatal care is safe and respectful for Black and brown birthing people. Her clients describe her as connected, gentle, and intentional. It is her goal for all clients to know that they are valued and that there is always time to make sure their questions and concerns are addressed.
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
University of California, San Francisco,
Master of Science in Midwifery and Women's Health
Additional Clinical Interests
Perinatal Mood Disorders, MAT in Pregnancy & Postpartum, Supportive Postpartum Recovery, Breastfeeding, Trauma-informed Care, Language Access