We believe that pregnancy and birth are a natural process and that all people should have the freedom to choose where and with whom they give birth.
Who We Are
Midwifery Traditions is a home and hospital birth practice serving the Philadelphia, PA area. We provide education and supportive care during this time. Our goal is to give you access to the information you need to make informed choices. Our clients are leaders in their care and choose the aspects of care that are appropriate for them from the full range of testing to alternative modalities.
Midwifery care is not only for the childbearing year. Midwives also provide respectful care across the lifespan. Midwifery Traditions supports clients through holistic gynecologic care and preconception counseling.
Meet the Midwives
KATHLEEN HINDLE, CNM
My path to midwifery began with my exposure to farm animals giving birth. Those sheep, cows, or horses I watched from afar with little interruption had easier, shorter births and healthier babies. That this would be true for us as well seemed obvious.
In 1978, I was pregnant with my first child and I knew that a non-interventive birth would be the easiest and safest way for us. There seemed no way to avoid common hospital procedures other than staying home to give birth. After having my own home birth, my passion became to be as educated about birth as I could without going to medical school and embracing that model. The amazing midwives who helped me when I had my children taught me what they knew. Soon friends and friends of friends asked if I would help them give birth to their babies at home. I began my practice as a traditional midwife (1978-2000) and was present for the birth of thousands of babies.
I began the slow path of nursing school while raising my children. When my youngest was 5, I began midwifery school at University of Medicine of New Jersey, graduating in 2000. I finished my masters in Midwifery at Philadelphia University in 2001. My practice, Midwifery Traditions, was incorporated in 2002.
KAMIL EL, CNM
Kamil is a graduate nurse-midwife and clinical nurse who has worked with historically underserved populations to promote the midwifery model of physiologic care throughout the lifespan. Kamil believes that educating and supporting people to meet their specific functional, developmental and cultural needs is crucial to helping them reach their self-determined life goals. Throughout her 20 year career as an educator, Kamil has worked in public health (BEBASHI), volunteered as a community doula, taught in Philadelphia public schools, and provided nursing care during labor & delivery at an urban hospital in the Philadelphia area. Her life’s work is to continue in improving health, particularly for economically marginalized people, through preventative care. Kamil plans on serving families in Southeastern PA. Kamil’s compassionate and skillful nursing care was recognized by The Daisy Foundation. She is also an AACN 2018 Jonas Scholar. She is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), Assoc. of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and Nurses for Sexual & Reproductive Health (NSRH).
Kamil holds a bachelor’s in Nursing from Drexel University and a master’s in Education from Arcadia University. She is currently completing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Frontier Nursing University.
On a personal note, she lives in a suburb of Philadelphia with her husband, two teenagers, and dog. In her free time, she enjoys the simple joys of life; family, friends, and food.
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