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Everyone's pregnancy, birth and mother hood journey is different.  From my own experience of 9 pregnancies and births, I 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.

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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.

Websites

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/

https://www.mamanatural.com/ 

https://www.spinningbabies.com/

https://mana.org/about-midwives/midwifery-model

Recommended Reading List

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding

Active Birth

Birthing from Within

Emergency Childbirth- a Manual

Made For This

The Birth Partner

Health & Wellness Resources

www.imaginepelvichealth.com/ Pelvic Floor therapist - home visits in York

everlastingwellnesscounseling.com/ Postpartum help

www.justwellnessllc.com/ Massage, holistic health services

www.schimizziwellnesscenter.com/ Family Chiropractor, nutrition, functional medicine

https://linktr.ee/thehealthcreatrix Virtual health and nutritional counseling

"God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply.”

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Educational and Professional History

Childbirth Education and
Doula Work 

2006- present

Certified 2022

The Virtual Preceptor 

2020-present

Student Midwife

2020- June 2023

NARM

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.

Online and In-person Midwifery class featuring the prenatal period, birth, and postpartum. IV's, blood draws, well woman care, birth emergencies, suturing, hemorrhage control, newborn exams, etc. 

I started apprenticing with Certified Professional Midwives and Direct Entry Midwives as a birth assistant and have worked hard to make it into in the primary role as a Midwife!

NRP and CPR

2020-present

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. 

Dove Charity Birth Center Office Manager

July 2021- July 2023

Managing paperwork, inventory, medical supplies, filing Birth Certificates and social security cards, scheduling, client collaboration and relationships. 

Breech Without Borders

September 2021

Birth course with Dr. Hayes and Dr. Rixa Freeze on the mechanics of natural vaginal physiological breech  birth. Learn more at www.breechwithoutborders.org

Midwifery Assistant

April 2022-present

I work as a paid CPR/NRP Certified Midwifery Assistant, skilled in prenatals, postpartums, and births. In this role, I support the Midwife and perform tasks for her including all aspects of midwifery care. You may see my working with Valerie, Julie, Maureen, and Angela!

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Direct Entry Midwife

February 2023-present

Midwifery care for prenatal, labor, birth, and postpartum.

Helping Babies Breathe

May 2023

A full course on helping babies breathe 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%.   

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