My journey to midwifery training has taken 14 years. It began with working as a labor and delivery nurse and then to being a certified doula (DONA), certified childbirth educator, and IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). All of these roles have given me experience and knowledge that I believe help me to be a well-rounded midwife. I have learned so many amazing truths about women and their babies over those 14 years. I continue to be enlightened by each birth.
My midwifery training includes education through Ancient Art Midwifery Institute (AAMI) and an apprenticeship with Damaris Pittman, LM. Upon graduation and completion of my apprenticeship I passed the NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) certification exam and received recognition as a Certified Professional Midwife. I am honored to be able to continue my association with AAMI as a staff member.
Birth amazes me. I am humbled by its power and beauty, and have incredible respect for birthing women and their families. It is an honor for me to assist expectant families in birthing their babies their way. I believe that women’s bodies are perfectly capable of growing, bearing, and nourishing children. I feel that my role is to give support and encouragement during the intense physical and emotional transitions of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.