Everyone's pregnancy, birth and mother hood journey is different. From my own experience of 9 pregnancies and births, I've learned just how unique and important each little thing can be to a mother. I started my own journey with a hospital birth and ended it with many home births. That all helped to shape my birth philosophy and it fed my love of educating and guiding women along their own journey. Everyone deserves a trauma free pregnancy and birth where they feel heard, in charge, and honored as the mother to their child.
Besides from birth work and together with my husband, we homeschool our children, grow a fierce veggie garden year round, and tend to a variety of chickens. I enjoy sewing, baking, and cleaning like a maniac!
My own stories of life and loss can be found here.
Resources for Natural Birth
Second best to reaching out to a Doula or Midwife is researching on your own!
Here are a few wonderful resources where you will learn the beauty of natural pregnancy and birth.
Recommended Reading List
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding
Birthing from Within
Emergency Childbirth- a Manual
Made For This
The Birth Partner
Health & Wellness Resources
www.imaginepelvichealth.com Pelvic Floor therapist
everlastingwellnesscounseling.com Postpartum help
www.justwellnessllc.com Massage, holistic health services
www.schimizziwellnesscenter.com Family Chiropractor, nutrition, functional medicine
www.foundationoflactation.com Brittney Groff IBCLC
www.baltimorebirth.net/biodynamic-craniosacral-therapy Craniosacral Therapist and Maryland Midwife
Educational and Professional History
Childbirth Education and
In 2006 I witnessed birth for the first time and I was sparked with a desire and passion to study birth fetal development and basic hospital birth practices. Through time and experience my studies became homebirth midwifery! With my love for women, babies, and birth, I attended births as an unofficial Doula for over a decade and certified in 2020 to be able to attend hospital births during covid.
August 2020- May 2023
Be Fruitful Midwifery
I apprenticed with Certified Professional Midwives and Direct Entry Midwives as a birth assistant learning the skills of the trade, completing online and in-person midwifery training with The Virtual Preceptor; featuring IVs, blood draws, well woman care, suturing, hemorrhage control and other birth emergencies. I also worked at a local birth center as the office administrator managing paperwork, inventory, medical supplies, filing birth certificates and social security cards, scheduling, client collaboration and relationships. Throughout my years, I completed the NARM PEP process earning the CPM title.
Be Fruitful Midwifery was born and I started work as a Midwife.
Breech Without Borders
Birth course with Dr. Hayes and Dr. Rixa Freeze on the mechanics of natural vaginal physiological breech birth. Learn more at www.breechwithoutborders.org
Helping Babies Breathe,
Helping babies breathe is a full course by the American Academy of Pediatrics. HBB teaches essential neonatal resuscitation and newborn care skills to support babies that do not breathe on their own after birth. HBB neonatal resuscitation techniques have been shown to reduce early neonatal mortality by up to 47% and stillbirths by up to 24%.
Neonatal resuscitation and CPR are requirements for all Midwives and most birth workers. Recertification takes place as per guidelines, for instance NPR must be renewed every 2 years.