Birth is a universal experience. It can be powerful and creative as well as disruptive and challenging. Many cultures see it as a passing into womanhood...a journey. The fetus becomes a child, a woman becomes a mother, the couple a family. How we participate in the journey is determined by the choices we make.
Choosing a Midwife
Choosing a caregiver must take into account the parents' needs and expectations. Midwives have managed the process of normal, uncomplicated birth for centuries. Midwifery is a profession that requires one to be an ever-learning student—it demands one to be available as a teacher, healer, counselor, friend and confidant for every woman served. I am an advocate for the natural process and dignity of pregnancy, birth and parenting. I work toward the common goal of a safe birth with little or no intervention. Contact me for more information.
What I Can Offer You
I offer holistic, woman-centered care throughout pregnancy, birth and the transition into parenting. I work with families in their own homes, supporting and nurturing parents' intuitive knowledge about their baby. I provide comprehensive prenatal care, expert advice and education in preparation for homebirth. I attend women during labor and birth, ensuring the health and safety of both mother and baby.
During the postpartum period I offer practical guidance as parenting skills develop, facilitate breastfeeding and assist in a smooth transition to family life. As a mother of five, I provide parents experienced and compassionate support during this exciting time in their lives. Contact me for more information.