From my youngest childhood, I have been fascinated with pregnancy. When I became a mother myself, that fascination grew and expanded until I found the role of a doula. Having attended many births in hospitals, birth centers, and at home, I knew that I had found my passion: helping women through one of the greatest experiences of their lives. Years later I enrolled in midwifery school and started on my path to midwifery.
I recognize birth as a natural process of the female body, one that doesn’t require routine interventions.
I started Birthing Your Way after the birth of my second son. I took my doula training through ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators) and DONA (Doulas of North America), and my childbirth education through ALACE, Lamaze and CAPPA, and postpartum training through CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association).
I am now a Certified Professional Midwife with NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) and a licensed in the state of Utah. I received an Associates Degree from Midwives College of Utah. I have four beautiful children and a very understanding husband (husbands of midwives need to have a lot of understanding, as we keep odd hours). Through the years I expanded my knowledge of not only birth, but also of breastfeeding and the postpartum care of new mothers and babies.
We have become such a busy society that new mothers and babies are often left on their own without the help of a mentor (this used to be the grandmother’s role) to teach and guide them through the learning processes of parents. This deficit of care can cause a difficult recovery and be a lonely time for the new mother.
I hope to help women through not just childbirth, but also through as much of the childbearing years as I can.
Please contact me today to arrange a meeting or to find out more about the services offered.