A Bit About Me

My journey towards becoming a midwife began approximately 14 years ago when I had an unnecessary cesarean section.  Though I was incredibly excited to have a healthy baby girl, I was not happy with my birth experience. After working as a respiratory therapist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and pulmonary rehab departments of the hospital for ten years, the medical model of care was all I knew.  I felt like there had to be a better way to birth a baby for low risk, healthy moms. So, I started doing research and discovered the world of being a doula.

 

A few years later I discovered that I was expecting my third child. That is when I met and hired my own doula to be with me for my VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean).  I had to fight for my right to birth as I chose and autonomy over my body. Again, I knew there had to be a better way. A few years after that, while I was expecting my fourth child, I again had a hospital birth with my beloved doula. This time, I had found my voice and hired a provider that actually supported me and my choices. This was a much better experience.

 

By this time, I had read dozens of books and began my certification to become a DONA (Doulas of North America) certified doula and did my first birth as a birth doula when she was four months old. After being a doula for a few homebirths, I was pleasantly surprised at the difference a midwife made in birth. I became a midwife's assistant in 2012 and enrolled in The Via Vita School of Midwifery in 2014. I completed my apprenticeship, sat for my NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) exam to become a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife), and became a licensed midwife in the state of Texas in April 2017. I have worked in out-of-hospital birth centers and served home-birthing families ever since.

I currently live in Conroe, Texas with my husband of 23 years and my five children. We are building a house in the Huntsville, Texas area and will be relocating there soon. It is my passion to educate families on their options in pregnancy and childbirth.

When I am not serving my clients, I spend my time homeschooling my children, at the ballpark, participating in church activities, or enjoying community or youth theater with my family.

New Dawn Birth Services

 

Midwifery care in Conroe, New Waverly, Huntsville, and surrounding areas.

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Phone: (405) 829-1086

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