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Meet the Midwife

My work in reproductive health began while I was in my nursing program at the University of California, Irvine in 2007.  I was fascinated with the resilience and brilliance of our bodies through the different stages of our lives.  I became enchanted by the emotional and physical changes of the reproductive cycle, pregnancy, and birth.  This enchantment grew to veneration as we navigated the fear from prior trauma; the grief and heartache of unexpected loss; and the shame and guilt experienced when things didn't go as one had expected. 

Long before my nursing career was established - I was always drawn to the Holistic Arts.  The sacred connection between the mind, body, and soul is often overlooked in modern medicine.  Throughout the years I have completed several courses including: therapeutic massage, Reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology and energy medicine techniques.  I have incorporated these teachings into my daily life and continue to see the benefit of blending the Holistic Arts with my nursing and midwifery practice. 

In 2015, I had the opportunity to expand my knowledge and train in the sub-specialty of fertility medicine.  My role as a fertility nurse opened my eyes to a world that was previously unseen.   Until then, I was well-versed in what pain looked like in the birth world: labor contractions, exhaustion, tissue damage, surgical wounds, nipple cracks and blisters, yells and cries from parents and babies.  Pain that was expected.  "Pain with purpose" they say.  However, these visual signs of pain and trauma were not present in my new world of fertility - there was a new kind of pain.  A hidden pain. Silent pain.    

In 2018 I began my journey to become a Certified Nurse Midwife.  I was fortunate to spend the last year of my training at the Midwifery Birth Center in Portland, Oregon.  I had the privilege to work along side of Nurse-Midwives who shared my same passion and commitment to empowered birth.  The purpose behind my Childbirth Preparation series is to cultivate the essence of this incredible space and how to optimally prepare for a birth center experience


Over the last decade, I have devoted my life's work to supporting those on their reproductive journey.  I have seen the struggles of infertility, the joy of pregnancy, the strength of labor, and the transformation of parenthood

I have seen life emerge and death succumb. I have wiped away other’s tears just as I have wiped my own.  I have squealed with glee with our tiny victories and I have spent sleepless nights thinking of the losses. I am here as a testament that someone is thinking of you – when you might forget about them; that someone has love and support for you – when you feel like you have nothing left to give. Someone has hope for you – even if you feel that it is lost.


The Mystic Nest was built to provide you with compassionate care, evidence-based education, anticipatory guidance, and unconditional support as you navigate through your reproductive journey.  May it be a source of comfort and encouragement - whether this is your first step or if your feet have grown weary from your travels. 

Love and Light, 


Meet the Midwife: About Me

Megan Jacklin, MSN, CNM, ICCE

Education, Certifications, and Contributions


- Master's of Science in Nursing: Nurse Midwifery Specialty; Frontier Nursing University, 2021

- Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Science; University of California: Irvine, 2009


- Certified Nurse Midwife; American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), 2021

- Massage Therapy Certification; California Academy for the Healing Arts, 2008

- Reiki Master Certification; California Academy for the Healing Arts, 2008

- Perinatal Massage Specialist; Healing Hands, 2009

- ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association) Certified Childbirth Educator, 2020

- Perinatal Mental Health Certification,Postpartum Support International 2021


Washington Registered Nursing License

Washington ARNP (Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner): Nurse Midwife

Contributions to Community

- Founded Chrysalis Healing, a therapeutic massage, energy healing, and Reiki education studio in Lake Forest, CA (2010-2014)

- Co-creator of Newborn Transition program at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV in order to keep mothers and babies from being separated after birth (2015)

- Created "After the Stork Leaves..." a community-based postpartum support group in Reno, NV (2017-2019)

- Creator of The Stork of a Stork, an online blog to document the inner narrative and process of becoming a surrogate (2016-2017)

- Keynote speaker for A Walk for Remembrance: National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (2018)

- Nominee for Girl Scout's TRIUMPHANT award for Inspiring Women in Health Care Leadership (2018)

Meet the Midwife: About Me

"A midwife must possess the hands of a lady, the eyes of a hawk, and the heart of a lion."


Meet the Midwife: Quote
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