For me, childbirth has always been about the woman’s right to choose and maintain full autonomy throughout pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. As a midwife, I can never control the course of a labor or birth but I can control the level of respect, care and support the woman and family receives during the course of their care. Whether this is your first pregnancy or you’ve given birth before, I strive to honor each pregnancy and birth as a truly unique experience.
I attended my first birth in 2009 as a volunteer doula, while living in Chicago and also worked as a childbirth educator during this time. During the course of my midwifery training, I apprenticed at a high-volume birth-center/home birth practice in Appleton, WI with 3 experienced licensed midwives. I graduated from a Midwifery Program through Midwest Maternal Child Institute in 2014 and also earned a B.A. from the Evergreen State College in 2007.
Outside of midwifery, I enjoying living in Milwaukee and exploring surrounding areas with my husband Matt and two children, Mae and Jack.