August 2021

Hive MidwiferyThere’s nothing more magical than watching a baby be born. For Hannah Teasley, CNM, who has been a Certified Nurse-Midwife for the last six years, that magic has been translated into her life’s work via Hive Midwifery and Women’s Health, based out of Ashland.

“I first decided I wanted to be a midwife when I saw my now 19-year-old niece being born,” Hannah said. “I have worked in the out-of-hospital setting (birth center and home births) as well as in the hospital and clinic settings. I have always wanted to create my own home birth practice; that was the plan from the beginning. With everything that has happened in the past year and a half, it felt like the right place and time to do it.”

Hannah moved to Ashland in November 2019 with her husband and son from Alaska. “We lived in Alaska for almost 5 years and decided it was time for a change and to truly build ‘roots,’” she said. “We wanted somewhere for our son to grow up. Since then, I recently had a daughter. Their births were two very different experiences. No two births are the same. I believe it has further enriched my sense of what it means to be a midwife and how I can better serve my patients.”

For years, Hannah had dreamt of owning her own practice and struggled to find the perfect name.
“It wasn’t until I truly decided and then took the plunge that the name came to me: Hive Midwifery and Women’s Health,” she said. “The purpose in a beehive is to take care of the ‘queen bee.’ I see the queen bee as the ‘to be new mom.’ Everyone works together as a team to take care of her and her needs. I like to think of Hive Midwifery as the same. The whole team working together for this same purpose.”

Hannah provides personal, individualized, not-in-a-box care, with one-on-one attention, from prenatal care and home births to postpartum care and newborn care to four weeks.
“Well-women care” and birth control can be provided via telehealth, as well as preconception counseling and placenta encapsulation.

The Hive officially began in March 2021, and Hannah is looking forward to working with the community.

“I am really excited to speak with the community further and brainstorm on how I can better serve them,” she said. “I am currently the only CNM providing out-of-hospital births in Ashland and Medford. I have a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in Midwifery. I have had a wide variety of work experiences, working with women of all ages, race, religions, cultures, etc. Each person I have ever worked with has only enriched the way I see my profession and how I practice.”

For more information, call 541-625-9371. You can also see her at and on Facebook.