Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, Craniosacral Therapist
Offering Home Birth Midwifery & Craniosacral Therapy in The West County
Illustration by Andrea Keating
I trust in the ability of women to choose how, where, and with whom to give birth and believe women possess instinctual, ancient knowledge about how to birth their own baby. I practice midwifery in an evidence-based way while keeping up on new research so that I can continue to give families thorough and accurate information to make informed choices.
My journey to becoming a midwife began in the year 2000 while living in Berkeley, CA. I was studying at a local coffee shop one evening and as I got up to leave, someone had left a book called Midwives on the chair next to me. I remember looking at this book and having a strong feeling it was important for me to read it. I got married a few months later and my husband, Jeff and I, took off for Yellowstone to work in the park before settling into a teaching career. It was there that I read the book and began devouring anything and everything on the subject of home birth. I had my first daughter at home the following year with midwives by my side. The moment I reached down and lifted her into my arms, I felt such an inspiration to work with women and families around birth. As I began on my path to help empower women through this rite of passage I knew in my heart this was my calling.
My family recently moved to the redwoods of Occidental, CA and it is an honor for me to continue supporting women and families in my community.