I became interested in maternal and child health after witnessing a friend’s traumatic birth experience. I thought, “there has to be another way; after all, our bodies are meant to birth the babies we grow“. I proceeded to spend the summer of 2011 researching birth, cross-culturally, through an anthropological lens in an independent study at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
In 2012 I began training as a birth doula and childbirth educator; after two years as a practicing doula I found the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) program at Midwest Maternal Child Institute (MMCI), which really fit my ideals and learning objectives. I began clinical training in 2016 at “Oak Grove Midwifery” and continue here as well as in another licensed midwifery practice in central Wisconsin.
In 2017 I completed the MMCI program and look forward to continuing developing my art of midwifery, bringing everything learned to our community in Green Bay and surrounding areas so holistic care is available to more families. I anticipate being able to sit for the CPM exam in 2019.
I am passionate about healthy pregnancy and birthing! With the help of my husband, midwives and doula I was blessed with the all-natural, hospital birth of our 9 pound 3 ounce daughter (‘Eowyn) in November 2012, and the home birth of our 8 pound 12 ounce daughter (Tauriel) in July 2015.