MY PASSION IS helping women enjoy OPTIMAL HEALTH- preconception, PREGNANCY AND BEYOND. 

I was born “3 weeks late”. My older sister was born breech a few years earlier. Both of us were born quickly, naturally, no surgery, no induction because that’s how they used to do things in the 60-70’s when the US c-section rate was only 5%. I assumed I would give birth the same way.

I earned a bachelor’s degree in biology right before having my first baby, alongside a fleet of students that went on to become physicians, researchers, biologists, professors and the like. Naturally, I believed that the highest tech facility with a doctor from the best university would be the best choice for giving birth. That was until my son was born via c-section. I was unable to birth normally, despite my family history of easy births and my good health. What happened?

After a bit of research, I learned about the over-medicalization of birth. I had relied too heavily on the doctor’s training and facility to “deliver” my baby. Then I discovered midwives. 

My next two babies were born at home with a midwife after quality prenatal care and lots of preparation. By grace and opportunity, and the support of my family, I was able train to be a midwife so I could carry on the legacy of the women who served me and my family.

I have learned much over the past two decades serving women and I hope to share some of this wisdom and loving care with you.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology/PreMed, Colorado College, 1994

  • Worked in maternal child health since 1996

  • Published as research assistant and translator on lactation and reproductive technology research projects, worked as hospital based health educator, lactation counselor, childbirth educator, birth doula and postpartum doula

  • Graduate of the Via Vita School of Midwifery

  • Certified by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), 2013

  • Licensed by the State of Alaska as a Certified Direct-Entry Midwife (CDM), 2016

  • Advanced training in Spinning Babies, breech & shoulder dystocia

  • Certified in Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers

  • Lifelong Alaskan, serving families in Alaska since 2010