Birth is a personal experience, and choosing the care that fits your need is an essential part of your pregnancy. Wherever you choose to have your baby, you should be fully informed, well supported, and feel empowered by your choices. Midwifery care is individualized – it includes education, counseling, and support. Midwives are trained to understand and trust the natural process – finely tuning in to what is normal for each individual, and recognizing when there are deviations from normal.
As a midwife, mother, and woman, I am passionate about women’s health. Helping women as they find their power, grow, nurture, and birth their babies, is an honor and privilege. I follow current standards and guidelines, and work closely with other healthcare professionals to ensure the health and safety of both mother and baby. Drawing from my personal and professional experience, I offer thoughtful attention to women on their journey into motherhood. I will nurture and respect your birth story as it unfolds.
My goal is to help you avoid unnecessary interventions and have your baby safely in the privacy and comfort of your own home. I trust women’s bodies and women’s wisdom. This is your birth and your baby. You deserve to have your baby your way and I will nurture and respect your birth story as it unfolds. In 2015 I obtained my Wisconsin midwifery license and I provide midwifery care in your home in Southeast Wisconsin.
Midwifery inspired me in 1997, when I attended my first birth as labor support. In college I studied Communication, English, and Conflict Management, and in 2005 I obtained a bachelor’s degree, which has been beneficial both personally and professionally. I began pursuing midwifery studies after the birth of my second child in 2008; completed an academic program in midwifery in 2012; and apprenticed with two Wisconsin licensed midwives for 8 years. In 2015 I became a Wisconsin licensed midwife.