I am a midwife in Central Texas who serves families desiring a homebirth. My approach to midwifery care is that pregnancy and birth are natural life events. I offer care for mother and baby during the entire pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. My style is holistic, personal, and nurturing.
I graduated from a state-approved Texas midwifery school, The Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program. I am licensed by the North American Registry of Midwives and the State of Texas to practice midwifery. I studied for three years at Central Texas Birth Center, where I completed my clinical training, attending over 150 births and 1,000 prenatal and postpartum appointments in that period. During my time there I attended both homebirths and birth center deliveries, with a special place in my heart for homebirths. I now have a homebirth practice based out of Liberty Hill, TX, serving the surrounding area with up to a 1 hour radius.
I love helping women walk through their pregnancies and seeing young families grow. For me being a midwife is how I love my neighbor.
My first exposure to midwifery was through my own family. My mother gave birth to several of my younger siblings at home 20+ years ago. I have fond memories of those events from the perspective of a young girl.
I love outdoor activities, including camping, running, hiking, and kayaking. I also enjoy participating in Bible study with friends and doing fun family events with my young nephews and niece.
My job as a midwife is to nurture the natural process of pregnancy and birth, and to continually evaluate when birth is normal and remaining low-risk, and when a higher-risk situation is developing. Birth is an amazing and powerful process, demanding a healthy respect and awe.
I am a member of the Association of Texas Midwives and also the Midwives Alliance of North America. I enjoy forming meaningful relationships and contacts with other midwives, learning from their strengths.
Current certifications I hold include adult and child CPR as well as neonatal resuscitation, as required by Texas state law.
I frequently attend continuing education workshops on many midwifery topics, including management of shoulder dystocia, management of varying fetal birth presentations, evidence-based birth practices, and improved management techniques for postpartum hemorrhage. Midwifery is an ongoing learning process with new and better practice techniques always ready to be discovered.
I look forward to meeting you and your family.
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