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 created my own prenatal education classes. I love having learned, right from the start, true principles of natural childbirth.
In addition to my passion for holistic midwifery, 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 as they heal and grow through their own empowerment.
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 strength. 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. I earned a degree at Mesa College and eventually moved back to Utah. I worked as a therapeutic 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! My daughter positively changed my direction, enabling me to become a natural childbirth expert and eventual midwife of excellence.
I am a widow and mother of three amazing 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, educational, and holistic care 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 work with.
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 flowers 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 natural 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 while helping families navigate the medical model of care if they choose to give birth in a hospital or in cases of transfers. I give facts and information allowing parents to make informed decisions for their own empowerment.
I believe that the out of hospital midwifery model of care is the best for mothers and babies in normal pregnancies. I wish that this type of maternity care was accessible to all women and was the standard norm.
I am grateful that I’m able to participate in this much needed birthing paradigm shift. I hope my passionate dedication and contribution is part of my legacy.
(c) Synergy Baby Doula, 2013 – 2018 Tooele, Utah