For more than 10 years I have had the pleasure of helping birthing women. I hold an Associates of Science in Midwifery. I attained this Certification by first attending the Midwives College of Utah, in Orem, Utah. I completed my studies in 2008. This was a clinically based program which also included academic classes on a variety of topics, with additional studies at BYU. I participated in 150+ births as either an assistant or a supervised primary attendant. As a NARM Certified Midwife, I have passed a written examination of academic knowledge and submitted proof of experiences at births and validation of a wide variety of clinical skills by another certified midwife. I also completed extra classes to obtain a Professional license with the state of Utah.
I can help you birth in a birthing suite or at home. I cannot help you birth in a hospital as your midwife at this time. I can be a birth attendant in these settings. Pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding are natural, normal parts of being a woman. As midwives, we seek to support the powerful connection between mother, partner, and child, creating a loving, peaceful environment for new life to begin. I hope to accomplish this by empowering you, mothers and partners, to be accountable for your birth experience. I do not feel I “deliver” babies, I support and assist women to give birth and am there as a baby “catcher”. My responsibility is to make you aware of any concerns I have based on our past experience and current perceptions. I seek to offer informed choice, not merely informed consent. You are my client, never my “patient”. Any decisions regarding options are yours to make.