As most women do, I wear many hats. Colorado Springs midwife is one of my favorites.
However, my mom hat is my fanciest. Considered a bit of a nerd, I am an avid reader, a coffee-lover, and a Christian.
I’m not a Colorado native, but I got here as fast as I could! My family has called Colorado Springs home for over 15 years. I truly love this area, and the people who make up our community here – especially the military families. My husband is a former US Air Force member, and I remember well what it was like to have my fourth baby shortly before he deployed to Iraq in 2007.
I gave birth to all four of my beautiful tiny humans under the care of midwives. Two were born on the east coast, and two right here in the Springs. Midwives have played such key roles in my own care, that I decided to become a midwife myself. The whole reason I do this work is to pay forward what was given to me–unparalleled, holistic, and empowering midwifery care.
Becoming a labor doula was my first step toward being a midwife, and I learned what it takes to live life on-call. Soon after, I became a childbirth educator. For a short time, I also trained others to become childbirth educators themselves. My love of education, and passing on what I have learned has been, and still is, the foundation for all my work.
Beginning in September 2014, I began my apprenticeship as a candidate for Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). This process takes place through the North American Registry of Midwives Portfolio Evaluation Process (NARM-PEP). The bulk of my training was under Desirre Andrews CPM, RM.
I have been fully credentialed as a CPM and registered to practice direct-entry midwifery in Colorado since December of 2018.