Danelle Aurilio

Danelle Aurilio, MSM, LM, CPM

Danelle Aurilio
School of Natural Health Arts & Sciences
Department of Midwifery

Current Roles 

Adjunct faculty in the Department of Midwifery at Bastyr University.  She provides prenatal, birth, and postpartum care as a midwife with Wenatchee Midwife Service and Childbirth Center.  Danelle also is the NACPM Anti-Racism and Oppression in Midwifery Fellow in 2014.


B.S., Biochemistry, magna cum laude, University of Arizona, 1999

M.S., Midwifery, Bastyr University, 2013              

Classes Taught

Midwifery Care 1


Danelle enjoys learning about herbalism and traditional food preparation, sports, hiking, improving her Spanish language skills, and raising well-loved, independent children.  She also provides peer support for people interested in or pursuing a career in the birth professions. 

Born at home with a midwife in Wisconsin, Danelle grew up trusting the natural wisdom of women’s bodies and the birthing process.  After earning a B.S. in Biochemistry at University of Arizona, magna cum laude, she worked in quality control and manufacturing in nutraceutical and pharmaceutical companies.  In 2002, she began pursuing a doctorate of naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University, but soon discontinued her studies to raise a family.  Her three children, Leora, Antonio, and Dante, were born at home with midwives in Massachusetts, Nevada, and California.  When her youngest son was three years old, Danelle’s desire to be a healthcare provider was rekindled, with a focus on supporting women and fostering a gentle entrance into the world for little ones.  During her midwifery studies she took courses in Ayurvedic medicine, Craniosacral Therapy, and Reiki and currently offers placenta encapsulation services. 

Philosophy: Danelle is passionate about promoting racial and social justice within midwifery, healthcare, and the greater community. 

Danelle Aurilio, MSM, LM, CPM
Danelle Aurilio, MSM, LM, CPM