Gina M. Marcin
Gina M. Marcin is an advanced practice nurse (2013), certified nurse-midwife (2013), registered nurse (2011), licensed acupuncturist (2004), and professional herbalist specializing in women’s health, pregnancy, childbirth, and pain management. She has been studying Western botanical medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1998, becoming a certified medicinal herbalist in 2003, and a registered professional medical herbalist with the American Herbalists’ Guild since 2006. From 2002 to 2004, Gina was the Apothecary Director, as well as instructor for Medicine Making, Botanical Field Studies and Materia Medica classes at The Chicago College of Healing Arts. She has given a number of herbal and acupuncture lectures in Chicago and Indiana over the past 13 years, including topics such as Herbs for Mom & Baby, Herbal First Aid, Introductory Medicinal Plant Identification & Uses, Introductory Medicine Making, Acupressure for Labor and Delivery, Acupuncture and Women’s Health, Herbs and Essential Oils for Use in Pregnancy, Materia Medica - Herbs for the Midwife, Herbal Medicine and Pharmaceutical Medicine, Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine, and many more. Gina has a small private acupuncture and herbal healing practice, works part time as a certified nurse midwife at The Birth Center at PCC, the first free-standing birth center in the state of Illinois, and teaches classes to midwifery students at the Midwest Maternal Child Institute. Gina is dedicated to the midwifery model of care and loves to support mothers in the out-of-hospital birth setting.