“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers- strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.” – Barbara Katz Rothman
My passage into birth work started while serving as a LPN in the United States Air Force. I attended my first birth in 2012 during a clinical rotation as a student and immediately fell in love with all things labor and delivery/postpartum related. After school, I was stationed at the Air Force’s largest hospital in Northern California where I spent 3 years working in family practice. In 2015, I was transferred to the LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum) unit. My heart felt so full again because I have a passion for the milestone of a growing family. I truly enjoy how every birth has its own unique story and to celebrate each one.
Through working with mothers, families, and newborns, I expanded my knowledge of effective techniques to assist a mother through pregnancy, labor and postpartum. My fascination with pregnancy and labor is so pronounced in 2016 I was hand selected by my commander to attend a course hosted by Ohio State University in Evidence Based Practice. In the time spent I on the LDRP unit, I also helped with implementing: peanut balls, clear drapes for cesareans, set a protocol for delayed bathing, and co-lead a research study to allow women to eat during labor.
In March 2018, I proudly completed my 6-year enlistment in the military. It was obvious to me, because of my passion, that I wanted to continue working with pregnancy and families. I am dedicated to working openly with any challenges and adding perspectives. I am a DONA trained birth doula, hold CPR/NRP/EMT certifications and a certified RYT 200 yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance.
I am a deep believer that all women deserve to have an informed, empowered, and supported pregnancy and labor and transition to motherhood. I am overjoyed for you and your family and am fully prepared to support you in any birth setting without judgment.