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How It All Began
I am a Licensed Direct-Entry Midwife/Certified Professional Midwife who has served the homebirth community in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana since 2002. My interest in women’s health began in high school and became my focus in college. I was a volunteer doula (labor assistant) for a very busy hospital in the Bronx, New York when I came to the realization that I really did not want to practice medicine or work in such a high stress environment. All of the nurse midwives I worked with were wonderful women, but my favorites were the ones who had been homebirth midwives before moving into the hospital to work. Eventually I moved to Montana and continued to doula mostly for friends. It was my experience with homebirth midwives during my own pregnancies that solidified my resolve to become a midwife. I spent six years apprenticing with five different midwives and completing my education in midwifery. Montana has very high standards for apprenticeship and licensure, and it was really worth every ounce of effort.
Because midwifery actually encompasses so many ways of supporting health and wellness, I have pursued additional education and certifications. I have advanced education and training in Nutrition and Wellness Counseling, as well as Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise. I am also a Montana Licensed Massage Therapist with certifications in Zero Balancing and Perinatal Massage. You will find more information about these by following the tabs for Services and Zero Balancing and Perinatal Massage.
I look forward to supporting you and your family in any way I can.