Certified Professional Midwife
I first became interested in midwifery after graduating high school and decided to pursue midwifery in 2017. I spent the next 2.5 years in Davao City, Philippines studying midwifery in a cross cultural setting and volunteering at a birth center that provides prenatal, labor, delivery, and postpartum care for low-income families. After graduating in August of 2019, I passed my boards and became recognized by the North American Registry of Midwives as a Certified Professional Midwife. My husband and I then made a move to Washington, pursuing an opportunity of practicing under seasoned midwives with over 35 years of experience. Over the past 4 years, I have had the privilege of attending over 450 deliveries and have gained invaluable knowledge imparted to me by my fellow midwives.
I have a passion to help women and families feel empowered and supported through their birth experiences, while practicing safely with evidence-based practices. Hospital policies and procedures have stripped away some of the beauty and intimacy that birth has to offer and I desire to counteract that approach through education and informed decision making.
On a more personal note, my husband and I decided to move back to my hometown in Stewartville, MN as we were expecting our first baby in November of 2021 and desired to be closer to family. Our daughter, Mable Rose, was born at home two weeks late and in breech presentation. Her birth will always be a reminder to us of God's faithfulness. I love hiking, spending time with people, traveling, board games, and donuts. My husband is currently in seminary and we hope to serve in ministry someday, but we are unsure what kind of scenario that may be. Overseas missions has always been on our hearts and is what drew me to midwifery in the first place. We will always keep our hearts and minds open and wait for God's leading, but for now, Stewartville is home.