Angela Love has been attending births since 1999. She worked as a Registered Nurse in several Miami hospitals for 5 years in Labor & Delivery Units. While she became competent at handling many high-risk, complex births, Angie was also frustrated with many hospital policies. Women in labor that would beg to walk around or eat something, but hospital policy didn’t allow it. Doctors doing unnecessary c-sections because of an important golf game, fishing trip, or hot date….no joke. Women were being told, you’re baby is too big, almost 10 pounds, we need to do a c-section, only to have the surgery and a normal 7 pound baby. Frustrated with the lack of quality care, Angie decided to become a midwife.
Angela attended the University of Miami to get her Master’s Degree as a Nurse-Practitioner with the specialty of Nurse-Midwifery. Nurse-midwives have the highest educational level possible in midwifery. Nurse-midwives deliver babies in hospitals all around the United States and the world, write prescriptions, order sonograms and ultrasounds, and do gynecological care. They learn a lot about managing complications of pregnancy and birth as well as the care of women throughout their lifetimes.
Angela graduated from the University of Miami in 2004 and began working at a busy birthing center in Miami, Florida. She loved the freedom women had during labor and birth to do what felt best for them. She delivered a lot of babies, 544, and most of them in the water. She also taught midwifery students at the International School of Midwifery and was happy to see many midwives graduate under her tutelage. She was one of the featured midwives on the television program “House of Babies” which aired 26 episodes on Discovery Health Channel. She promoted midwifery, birth centers, and water birth on 2 primetime news programs and 1 radio debate with an obstetrician. Angela Love was formerly known as Angela Bolivar, from her previous marriage.
In 2009, Angela moved to Vero Beach, Florida to be close to family. Angela is happy to be on the Treasure Coast, enjoying the beautiful nature here, and providing the option of waterbirth, homebirth, and gentle gynecology. She looks forward to meeting you soon!
In 2010, Angela realized her dream of becoming a mother. She gave birth to her daughter Violet with a midwife friend from Miami. She learned first hand how amazing warm water feels during labor, how important freedom of movement is during labor, and how valuable good labor support is. She had her second baby in 2014. She practiced hypnobirthing with Kerry Eble. Her daughter Zoe was born at home with a local midwife, Jyl Krentz. Zoe weighed 10 lbs-10 oz, with only 2.5 hours in labor. Angela's gained valuable lessons in breastfeeding, and her daughters accompany her to some appointments. Violet weaned at 33 months. Zoe is still nursing.