I am a California native, having grown up in the Bay Area and made my way to Mendocino County for its beauty and tranquility to raise my family. I have lived in the area for around 10 years.
I have three kids whose births brought me to midwifery. I chose midwifery care for my 2nd and 3rd births to increase my chances of having a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), which is statistically more likely with midwife attended birth. I became enamored with my midwives and the Midwifery Model of Care; they put so much focus on me, my wishes, my needs and my health. Their time, energy, skills and knowledge throughout my care made my HBACs (homebirths after cesarean) possible. I have sought to pay it forward ever since.
Since 2008 I have supported birthing people through pregnancy, birth and postpartum in home, hospital and in a local out of hospital birth center. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in the Science of Midwifery.
I love connecting with the families I work with. I love seeing clients evolve as their bellies expand, watching people transform into parents, and kids become siblings. I love working with my community of midwives. But more than all that, I love seeing individuals take an active role in their pregnancies and births.
The Midwifery Philosophy is different way of looking at health. Midwifery care centers on the client, in their health and well being and in their autonomous role as the decision maker in their care. Of course, midwives do our jobs by being skilled, educated and in educating our clients so they may make evidence informed decisions.
My goals in working in this field is to be there for my clients, to treat people with kindness and compassion, and to share evidence based information so clients can make decisions about their health. As someone who has VBAC/HBACed myself, I am especially keen on supporting those in their births after cesarean. I strive for excellence in care, and humility and inclusivity in my practice. To learn more about me and the services that I offer, please get in touch.
Qualifications and Education
Licensed Midwife #591, California Medical Board
Certified Professional Midwife, North American Registry of Midwives
Bachelor’s Science, Midwives College of Utah
HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator
Postpartum Doula Student, Childbirth International
Breastfeeding Counselor, Childbirth International
Certified Labor Doula, Childbirth International
I maintain certifications in Basic Life support for Adult and Pediatric CPR, First Aid & AED Certified, through the Red Cross and Neonatal Resuscitation Program.