Mychal Pilia knows babies.
For years, the Frederick resident worked in Texas as a pediatric intensive-care unit nurse. After an introduction to nontraditional birth practices, she pursued and received her degree as a certified nurse midwife. Since moving to Frederick in 2015, she’s made it her mission to expand birthing options for women.
Now, Pilia is planning to open the county’s only existing nontraditional birth center.
In the latest episode of the Frederick Uncut podcast, she sat down with host Colin McGuire and News-Post health reporter Kate Masters to discuss her plans for the facility and the importance of birthing options for women.