About the Midwife ...
I am a California LM (Licensed Midwife) and CPM (Certified Professional Midwife through the Nationally recognized North American Registry of Midwives)
More importantly, I am a mother of 6 amazing children, four boys and two little girls (in that order)...and I'm a wife to one special guy who helps balance our world. Three of my births were hospital planned hospital experiences, two were home births and one was a Cesarean! My own birth experience is vast! I received my "calling" to become a Midwife many years ago. I knew in my heart as I worked towards Nursing School that something was missing...A vital holistic level of my education that I couldn't fill with text books and classes. I had a craving for so much more.
When I discovered my fourth little boy was on his way I decided to embark on a different journey, and delved into anything I could absorb about Holistic Midwifery. Before he was ever born I felt the fire in my belly and the tug at my heart to follow this new found passion, which took a huge commitment and leap of faith...to which I jumped with both feet!
I had the honor to work under several Sacramento Area Midwives for many years as a student. I feel grateful that we maintain wonderful relationships and support for each other. I am often called to be "backup" or on call for several other practices during times of need such as family emergencies, vacations or the rare occasion when two moms are laboring at once. I am honored to have the faith and trust of my "sister" Midwives and peers.
I love Midwifery. I think I love most the ever-evolving aspect of Midwifery. It is an art as ancient as birth itself, and yet a science that requires constant attention and integration of new information. I pride myself on constantly honing the ancient art skills and pouring over current research and evidence based recommendations for the field of birth work.
It was not long ago that I myself was in the throes of labor with my last child, and oh the memories are so fresh! I am grateful to be able to bring those fresh memories, personal compassion and loving attention to the births I am privileged to attend. I have said so many times and will say again, that witnessing new life emerge on this planet is the most sacred honor. It never loses it's magic. Each mother, each birth, each family are so incredibly special to me.
I cannot wait to meet you,