A fascination around pregnancy and birth began in my childhood as the oldest of many siblings and cousins. During my senior year of high school, my Mom had my youngest sister which amidst college application deadlines, made me eager to become an ObGyn and do “the best job in the world” – seeing new life be born everyday.
Over time, I realized my heart was in providing safe care to low-risk pregnant women – a path I didn’t find till many years later during my first pregnancy. (Midwifery – that’s what it was!)
Following my daughter, Marin’s birth, I felt empowered and utterly “sold out” for women having their babies supported and managed safely at home with midwives. Still, I didn’t yet know if the plunge to become a midwife myself was the right path. In summer of 2014, I attended a doula training, and that same year, had my first “Bradley baby,” Isaac.
In 2015, I became a certified Bradley Method® teacher and since then, have taught over 70 families how to find their voice and navigate their options during their own unmedicated birth experiences (often, in hospital – I know home birth is not for everyone!)
As of 2018, I’ve apprenticed with local midwives and attended Birthwise Midwifery School to become a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife). Currently, I work with Birth Matters midwifery as a primary midwife under supervision, and look forward to completing my training with their wisdom and guidance in the coming year.
In any role – whether teacher, doula, or student midwife – it is my goal to provide you with the encouragement, care, and information you and your family need to have the birth you hope for. I look forward to working with you and your loved ones in the future!