I have been part of the birth world for over 30 years. I have assisted birth since I was 20 years old. I have been a certified DONA doula for over 20 years and have loved every birth. I delivered all 9 of my children at home and respect the mother in her birth space. I believe that pregnancy is not an illness and childbirth is natural. I support and encourage women and families to be the ones making the decisions regarding their health and well-being. I feel women need to be involved in the decision-making process about the birth of their baby and what best meets their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. I started my formal midwifery journey in 2013 using Mercy In Action as my academic College, Better Birth as my skills institution and local Midwifes here in Idaho to be my mentors. I have attended more than 300 births in my training and am excited to be part of your birth experience.
Mercy in Action (2018)
Ricks College AAS (1987)
CPM, NARM (2018)
LM, Idaho Bureau of Licensing (2018)
Birth Doula, DONA (2001)
IMC Idaho Midwifery Council
I am a Birth Center and Home Birth Midwife. As such, I am a health care professional specializing in pregnancy and childbirth. I am trained to provide comprehensive prenatal care and education, guide labor and birth, address complications and care for newborns. My care is nurturing, hands-on care before, during, and after birth which makes it uniquely different form the care of an obstetrician. The application of this model has been proven to reduce to incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section. The Midwives Model of Care includes: monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support minimizing technological interventions identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.