I have 8 wonderful children and have gone through various birth experiences including 5 hospital births with 3 different providers, 2 planned unassisted homebirths and 1 planned homebirth under the care of a midwife. One of my births was a vaginal breech and was an amazing experience. I have also suffered loss through 2 early miscarriages. I have encountered many, many challenges with breastfeeding and have worked hard to triumph over them. My personal experiences in addition to my professional studies bring a unique perspective and type of support that is both personal and proficient.
Believing that each and every birth is unique and sacred to the family, it is my desire to see women author their birth stories with confidence and love. I consider it an honor to serve the women that come my way. And it is my hope that every woman's birth is more than satisfying, and that it makes her feel complete as a woman, as a companion, and as a mother.
My Experience and Background
I have been serving the birthing community for over 15 years. I began as a Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Breastfeeding Counselor. I shortly thereafter began working as a Placenta Encapsulator and Student Midwife and then started serving my community as an Independent Midwife. In 2015 I opened my first birth center and loved having another option to offer to expecting moms. I have worked in other countries, including Haiti and Mexico, delivering babies and teaching the local midwifery students.
I am proud to have served women with varying histories including first time moms, mothers of 12 or more children, breeches, twins, VBACs after as many as 5 c-sections, those with special scars, those with special uteri, and many many other expecting mothers. I continually look forward to meeting the mothers and families that God brings into my path.
“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” – Brad Henry
¨You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.¨
— Desmond Tutu