Full scope midwifery care
Annual wellness exams
Primary health screening and gynecologic care
Contraception and IUD placement
Labor and birth
Board Certified in Midwifery
My journey to become a Certified Nurse Midwife started with the completion of my master's degree in public health. I learned that research consistently supports that midwives provide high-quality maternal and newborn care which contributes to improved health outcomes in communities, which fueled my passion to pursue an advanced practice nursing degree in midwifery.
I've had the privilege of serving families in hospital and community based birth settings. Most recently, I cared for women and families in a freestanding birth center providing full scope midwifery care including primary, gynecologic, prenatal, birth, postpartum, lactation and newborn care.
Every person deserves respect, compassion and a voice in the care they receive. As a nurse midwife, my role is to provide information and guidance which empowers childbearing families to make informed decisions about their health and body. I value providing care based on respect for normal physiologic processes, the best available evidence, informed consent, and introducing intervention and technology only when necessary.
I am a Pacific Northwest native and grew up in the north Seattle area. I am married and have two daughters who were both caught by midwives at a freestanding birth center in Washington State. In my spare time, I spend time with my family outdoors exploring beaches, park, and hiking. I have a background in research and consider myself a lifelong learner. I enjoy reading newly published research and clinical guidelines from a variety of disciplines, and applying new knowledge to my practice. I enjoy involvement in the greater midwifery community, attending educational conferences, and participating in advocacy efforts.
In the Community
I am an active member in the American College of Nurse Midwives and participate in local chapter meetings. I have participated in the Washington State Nurses Association lobby day to promote awareness of the benefits of midwifery to our communities. I am looking forward to becoming more involved in midwifery advocacy in WA.