Postpartum care, IUDs
Initial infertility work-up
Board Certified in Midwifery
2017 Seattle Met "Top Doctors""
I've been providing women with full-scope midwifery care since 2002 and am a member of the Fellowship of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. I have a special interest in federal and state health policy, and recently authored a chapter on health policy in a book entitled Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth: A Practice Guide. I also wrote a book chapter on health policy initiatives advocating for childbearing women in a book entitled Best Practices in Midwifery (2nd edition), published in August 2016.
My goal is to advocate for normal birth, provide compassionate quality care, and empower women through their birth experience. My greatest pleasure is developing close professional relationships with my patients and caring for women throughout their life span.
My husband and I have three young children. When not at EvergreenHealth or carpooling to and from the kids' activities, my interests include running and legislative advocacy for midwives.
In the Community
I teach distance learning nurse-midwifery students as adjunct faculty for Georgetown University's Graduate Program in Midwifery and Women's Health and also work as an affiliate instructor at the University of Washington with the Department of Family and Child Nursing. I serve as the state legislative contact for the Washington Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives as well as a Pro-Tem member of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.