The midwives at Moon Sisters are passionate about providing choice to families in their journey to parenthood.  They strive to provide comprehensive monitoring of pregnancy, so Mommas are free to relax and look forward to their births without worry.

Desi and Kyla met at Birthingway College of Midwifery while attending the midwifery program together. There they found that they shared a similar style and mutual love of serving women and families. Since then, they have become close friends as well as colleagues. Through school and apprenticeships they worked along side one another, learning and planning for the future. Moon Sisters is the result of many years of hard work and lots of love.  

Desiree Lang CPM, LDM, BSM

Desi is a born and raised Oregonian! She received her midwifery education at Birthingway College of Midwifery. Desi has also had the opportunity to study and work with a number of midwives in both home birth, and birth center practices within the Portland area.  Prior to starting midwifery school, she gained birth experience as a doula, and received her doula certification through Birthingway.  She and her husband live in Forest Grove with their 3 wonderful children.  

Kyla Patterson-Carstensen

Kyla studied midwifery at Birthingway College of Midwifery, and worked alongside local midwives to receive her education in both home birth and birth center practices from Portland to the Oregon coast. Following the completion of her apprenticeship, Kyla traveled to Haiti to attend births at MamaBaby Haiti, and then took some much needed time to concentrate on family. Kyla is happily assisting Desi at Moon Sisters.

The Midwives

The Midwives