I was a stay at home mom for several years prior to beginning my academic studies of natural childbirth. I became a certified Bradley Method® childbirth educator and doula in 2013. In 2018, I retired my affiliation with teaching this method, and have since developed a natural childbirth education course using my own curriculum. I love having learned the true principles of natural childbirth and used it as the foundation for creating my own prenatal classes.
In addition to teaching, I enjoy working with women through any traumas, fears and limiting beliefs they have while trying to conceive, while prenatally and during their postpartum and beyond days. I love assisting women throughout all stages of their childbearing year and in helping women achieve their own empowerment goals.
It’s exciting to encourage women to connect with their body, mind, heart and soul as they draw upon their own powerful essence and personal strengths. I understand the significant role that pregnancy and birth plays and the impact it has on lives and society.
I was born and raised in Utah, but I’m a beach girl at heart and chose to live in San Diego, California for 11 years. I earned a degree at Mesa College and eventually moved back to Utah. I worked as a recreation director in a rehabilitation, long term care, and hospice center. I truly thought that therapeutic recreation was my chosen career until I had my youngest child. Her birth changed my path and ignited my childbearing year passion! She positively changed my direction, allowing me to work towards becoming a natural childbirth expert and eventual midwife of excellence.
I am a widow and mother of three beautiful children. I had an epidural with my first birth, my second was born naturally and my third baby was born by cesarean section. Having these diverse birthing experiences myself has allowed me to connect similarly and provide care accordingly.
I love the season of pregnancy and I enjoy providing clinical, emotional, informational, physical, and spiritual assistance by giving support before, during and after birth. It is an honor to assist women and families throughout this sacred, sensitive and miraculous time. I respect and adore the families that I serve.
When time allows, I love to take road trips to Star Valley, Wyoming and St. George, Utah. I enjoy creating greeting cards and gift bags, making herbal remedies and growing my crystal rock collection. I’m glad that my perennial flower gardens have been established, but I dream of growing herbs in my own greenhouse someday!
Happily serving women and families professionally, since 2012.
I believe it is important for me to obtain continuing education and training for life long learning and to be able to provide excellent services to families while contributing my skills towards my midwifery apprenticeship. I want women & their families to have current evidence based information allowing them to make their own informed choices.
I provide beneficial expertise to enhance birth preparations, labor experiences and postpartum days. I attend conferences, trainings and workshops that award CEU’s, contributing to my knowledge & skills in advanced childbirth modalities and midwifery care.
I worked in healthcare under the direction of physicians and along the sides of nurses for many years. Therefore, I understand the hospital system well enabling me to help families navigate the medical model of care if they choose to give birth in a hospital. I give facts and information allowing parents to make informed choices and decisions for their own empowerment.
I believe, the out of hospital, midwifery model of care is the best for mothers and babies in normal pregnancies. I wish that this type of care was accessible to everyone and was the standard norm. I am grateful that I’m able to participate in the much needed birthing paradigm shift. I hope my contribution is part of my legacy.
(c) Synergy Baby Doula, 2013 – 2018 Tooele, Utah