My mother had five of her eight children in France, under the expert
care of midwives. Upon her return to the United States, she not only
opted for midwifery care, but a homebirth. I was twelve at the time, but
shortly after my brother’s birth, I knew that this was what I wanted to
I began my apprenticeship in 1997. After a leave of absence
while traveling abroad, I resumed my apprenticeship in Greenville, SC
under the sponsorship of the midwife who had delivered my brother
thirteen years before. During that time, I met Linda Weaver (also an
apprentice.) We so enjoyed working together that when she licensed, and
the midwife with whom I was training moved away, I began working with
Linda. We have continued to work together since my licensure in November
of 2004. Linda and I share the same values, ethics, and philosophies of
birth. We work well as a team, and enjoy ministering to women together.
We also enjoy the many benefits of having two licensed midwives as part
of the birth team. Not only do we benefit, but I feel that there are
many benefits to the expectant parents as well.