Meet Your Instructor

Director and Licensed Midwife Liam Kali, LM

Liam Kali, LM is a midwife, teacher, writer, speaker, trainer and consultant specializing in LGBTQ family building and gender inclusivity. Liam is a warm and engaging presence, delivering professionalism and expertise with a down-to-earth, personable style. Liam is an authoritative resource on LGBTQ healthcare during conception and pregnancy, functional approaches to fertility, and midwifery model preconception care. Colleagues and clientele alike remark on Liam’s special talent for breaking down complex topics into an easily understandable form. Liam has presented to national and international audiences such as the Midwives Alliance of North America, Canadian Association of Midwives, and Lamaze International. They have provided organizational training and consulting for the Association of Ontario Midwives and Bastyr University, and they have given numerous lectures at universities, conferences and local community groups. Liam is the owner of Maia Midwifery and Fertility Services, internationally renowned for LGBTQ family building expertise and midwifery model preconception care. In addition to providing preconception care via telemedicine to families across the globe, Liam provides home insemination in Seattle WA. You can read more about Maia's services, download webinars, and access fertility-related products at

Queer Conception: The Complete Fertility Guide for Queer and Trans Parents-to-Be

This groundbreaking resource provides a comprehensive antidote to a culture and medical system that all too often overlooks the LGBTQ+ community’s unique needs. Here, you’ll find up-to-date guidance for navigating complex medical, social and financial decisions throughout the baby-making process, with sidebars offering guidance for reproductive health professionals.