A Bit About Me
My journey towards becoming a midwife began around 2006 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 am currently the president of the Greater Houston Midwives Alliance.
I currently live in Conroe, Texas with my husband of 25 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, participating in church activities, or enjoying community or youth theater with my family.