Danelle Aurilio, MSM, LM, CPM

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

Danelle Aurilio, MSM, LM, CPM
School of Natural Health Arts & Sciences
Department of Midwifery