I am a grateful wife and mother of seven children who helped introduce me to the world of giving birth. I have born them all naturally, some in the hospital and later in the homebirth setting. I have been a Nurse for over 40 years and have worked in the hospital in Labor & Delivery, Newborn Nursery and Postpartum care. I have also followed 'out-of-hospital' midwives since I was 25 years old. Recently I became a Certified Professional Midwife who specializes in out-of-hospital (OOH) birthing. We opened My Family Birth Center in Ogden, Utah to give women the opportunity to birth in their own way. We are the largest Birth Center in Utah and Nationally Accredited with the Commission of Accrediting Birth Centers (CABC). We are within 3 blocks of a Ogden Regional Medical Center. We've been open for 4 1/2 years and have helped over 250 couples. I believe in natural birth and know that it has helped many women to experience a quiet, normal, positive birth experience. In my spare time I enjoy bike riding, snowboarding and being with family.
Bachelor Science of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Idaho (2012)
Associate Science of Nursing, Weber State University, Utah (1987)
Certified Professional Midwife (2017)
Neonatal Resuscitation (2021)
CPR for Infant, Child and Adult (2021)
Utah Midwives Organization
Board Member of the Department of Professional Licensing of Direct-Entry Midwives of Utah
American Association of Birth Centers
At My Family Birth Center we offer prenatal and postpartum care plus the delivery within the birth center or in the comfort of your home (within 30 miles of the birth center). We also offer Well-Woman care for women ages 18-88. We draw labs and perform the 20-week anatomy scan ultrasound in-house. We are licensed to give care to baby for the first 6 weeks of life, including the in-depth newborn exam after birth. We offer family planning.