My journey to midwifery began in 2000 when searching for my own midwife. Finding that I would have to travel to another state to receive care prompted me to get involved with The Friends of Missouri Midwives and The Missouri Midwives Association and to work toward the legalization of midwifery in Missouri. I also became a certified labor doula and Bradley childbirth instructor, and I went on to teach natural childbirth classes in my home for over 10 years.
After the home birth of my fourth baby, I knew I was being called to become a midwife. I left the accounting field and became a full-time stay at home mom/part-time midwifery student. I attended births with almost all of the midwives who were practicing at the time. I eventually went on to apprentice with a CPM doing home birth and a CNM doing birth center births. In 2010 I sat for the NARM exam to become a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), and I opened my own homebirth practice.
As a primary midwife I have had the tremendous blessing to welcome well over 1,200 babies into this world!
I have been married to my high school sweetheart since 1993, and we have four kids. When not catching babies I enjoy camping, music, food and laughter.
Please contact me if you would like to schedule a consultation.