"Access to safe and quality prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care is a human right. I am committed to ensuring that this right is actualized for all."
I became a midwife over 30 years ago, when I realized that medicalized institutional care and experiences were not what I wanted for myself or my children. I began my training in 1985 with direct entry midwives after one birth center and two home deliveries of my own. In 1993, I became a Certified Professional Midwife. For over a decade, I actively participated in advocating for CPM licensure, drafted our rules for practice, and was an evaluator for the National Association for Registered Midwives. In 2007, I was the fifth midwife to receive a license and am committed to advancing cultural humility as a standard as a preceptor for new midwives. To date, I have attended over 1500 births and am serving the second generation of home birth families. I have had the privilege of working with many midwives, obstetricians, certified nurse midwives and family practice doctors, including the organization Midwives for Haiti. I am now an independent provider with Choice Matters Midwife Collective and look forward to serving new and returning families in Milwaukee and surrounding counties.