My passion for birth started when I was pregnant with my first baby in 2008. I dove head first into reading about "what to expect" and immediately felt drawn towards natural undisturbed birth and doing things in a more holistic way. I became a doula in 2011, and a lactation peer counselor in 2013. After supporting others for a few years in these fulfilling roles, I realized this was not the destination in my birth work journey. The call to midwifery became undeniable, and I began school at Midwives College of Utah in 2015. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to learn from and work with some amazing teachers who have since become lifelong friends. I have been a practicing midwife since 2020 and I have loved every minute of getting to experience the joy right alongside families as they grow. No matter how much time passes, I remain in awe every day that I get to do this work.
Originally from New York City, I spent a few years in Florida avoiding winter, and I have now called northern Utah home since late 2016. I truly understand the term home is where the heart is. My husband and I are blessed with 8 children in our blended family, the last 2 born safely under water in our living room.
I believe that physiological birth matters. I believe how and where we choose to birth matters, and most of all, I believe that nobody but you gets to decide what that looks like. I am here to help you make personalized and informed choices that you are comfortable with, come up with your best birth plan together, and help you feel safe, supported, comfortable, and empowered throughout your pregnancy and beyond. Your birth, your way. I am also passionate about making sure care remains consistent throughout the postpartum period as well, and that this important stage for healing, rest, and bonding is not neglected. This experience will be a moment in time that you won't forget for the rest of your life, and it is truly my honor to play a small part in it.
"I do not care what kind of birth you have.. a home birth, scheduled cesarean, epidural hospital birth, or if you birth alone in the woods next to a baby deer. I care that you had options, that you were supported in your choices, and that you were respected."
- January Harshe, Birth Without Fear
It is my goal to provide local families of any shape, color, or size with quality and affordable family centered care during their childbearing years. As a licensed midwife in the state of Utah and a NARM Certified Professional Midwife, I am trained in and keep current certifications in both Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) and provider CPR, and regularly participate in trainings and peer reviews for continuing education.