Who I am

I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.  I have three beautiful children who inspire me every day.  I am married to a wonderful, supportive husband who believes in me and the work that I do.  I am called to serve women, and I do so with passion, openness and flexibility.

What I do

I am honored to be a guest, partner, and witness at the miracle of birth.  I meet with my clients prior to the birth to get to know each other, understand their needs, hear their desires and discuss our roles.  I come to the mother when and where she needs me when she is in labor.  I stay for the duration of the labor, offering emotional encouragement and physical help to try different comfort measures.  After the baby is born, I can assist the mother with the first breast-feed and getting settled for 1-2 hours after the birth.  Within the first few days of the baby's life, I make a home visit to answer any questions and follow up with the family.

Where I work

I attend births in various locations: home, hospital and birth center.  I work in the Greater Phoenix area, including the cities of Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Scottsdale and Phoenix.