Most often, the birth process is a natural, normal, physiological part of a woman’s life. As natural as it can be, it demands respect, and flourishes with love and support. In this environment, birth can be empowering, instinctual, fulfilling and transformative. You will remember your birth story for the rest of your life, it will impact your heart, mind, and body forever. For this reason, I embrace my calling to provide Midwifery services, lactation support, education, and loving respect for all the families I am blessed to support.
The foundation of my midwifery practice begins with my 4.5 year apprenticeship with Birth Spirit Midwifery, as well as serving many families as a Doula and Certified Lactation Consultant with A Nurtured Birth, and Mamaste Birth and Lactation Support. I have been honored to support over 130 families through the years. This foundation, however, is further strengthened by my own experiences with birth and lactation. The births of my own 7 little Birds have molded me into the practitioner you will meet. Through hospital birth, twins, failed and successful lactation experiences, multiple miscarriages and a blissful homebirth; I have learned so much and have grown a healthy respect for the beautiful and complicated work of supporting birthing families.
In June of 2016 I became a Licensed Midwife in the state of Wisconsin, and I look forward to continuing my work in this amazing community. I also hold the 2nd Vice President in charge of Education on our prestigious Wisconsin Guild of Midwives. I'm honored to have been nominated to this board alongside some of the state's most passionate and knowledgeable midwives.