I decided to become a Midwife because my own empowering home births inspired me to provide that opportunity to other interested families. I enrolled in a MEAC accredited midwifery program in 2014. It took 3 years of academic work and 3 years of clinical training to qualify to sit for my National exams. My clinical training was in Utah, where I got very comfortable serving mothers having their 6th, 7th or even 8th babies, often after the age of 35. I also worked with many young college students starting their families. I served in several home birth midwifery practices, and attended births in 7 different birth centers. I learned from 18 different midwife preceptors. Upon graduation in 2020, I returned with my family to live in and serve the Grand Valley and surrounding community, including Eastern Utah. I In my leisure time I enjoy urban homesteading across the street from the Colorado River, and making music with my family. I recently gave birth to my fourth daughter (baby #8). I also love teaching and supporting the next generation of midwifery students in our area, and I consider every client to be a potential student!
Associates in Science of Midwifery (2020)
I provide the Midwives Model of Care throughout your prenatal care, birth at home, and postpartum. Maternity care with GVHH includes: A copy of "Birthing from Within" (my favorite childbirth preparation book) A home prenatal care kit (I teach you how to monitor your own prenatal health in addition to the regular schedule of office visits) Comprehensive Lab work (at no additional cost to you) Your birth kit and water birth supplies (if desired) are also included High quality supplements from OHS (Optimal Health Systems) at my discounted rate Your birth will be attended by a midwife and 2 qualified assistants. 2 postpartum home visits and well baby care with as many office visits as desired for up to 6 weeks postpartum.