I am an enthusiastic Midwife with over 20 years of experience. I am dedicated to providing customized care and I attract a wide variety of clientele – from local women thrilled to have their dream midwife so close by, to those coming from far and wide, including out of state and even out of the country.
I am best known for doing a great job for women who have special needs. Perhaps it is because it is their first child and they have doubts or fears about childbirth, or they were traumatized by a previous birth in a different arena and desperately seek a healing experience this time. Perhaps they have only given birth by Cesarean section and seek a triumphant vaginal birth, or don’t even speak English. I work hard to bless them all with health promotion, skilled preparation for birth, wonderful support during labor, and enthusiastic celebration as they achieve their own joyful birth. It is amazing to see what happens when you give loving, gentle, skilled care. Women flourish in this environment and it can have such a wonderful impact on their emotions, minds, bodies, and spirits for the rest of their lives. Birth should be your greatest achievement and not your greatest fear.
My birth center is outside of the city and has a different feel – relaxed, quiet, and peaceful with horses in the pasture, fresh air, beautiful stars at night, and a safe and pleasant place to walk outside in labor if desired. I and my staff strive to honor women in the full spectrum of their pregnancy, labor, birth, and 12 weeks of postpartum care. Whether they birth here at the birth center, or in the privacy of their own home, we respect the natural, unique process of each woman’s birth with its own timetable and rhythm. This practice is small enough to guarantee that there is lots of time to devote to each client and most everyone can afford to have their baby as they desire with us. They come to us as early as just thinking about becoming pregnant to late transfers into our care due to a need or desire to switch to a better provider.
Many out-of-hospital Midwives are uncomfortable with or unwilling to put in the extra work that VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean) clients need. Although I have to spend much more time and energy with then, I consider it an honor to partner with them to achieve a safe and gloriously rewarding birth.
Over the years I have enjoyed so many opportunities to learn from others who have gone before me. Taking advantage of advanced learning opportunities on a local, state, and national basis has helped lay the foundation that I sought upon graduation – to become as wise and capable of attending the toughest of cases with as much skill and satisfaction for my clients as possible. Even so I am still in learning mode – beware of any midwife who says she knows everything!
Whenever possible I have personally handled a wide variety of prenatal, birth, and postpartum technical difficulties and the rare complication. By employing the use of herbal remedies, homeopathy, chiropractic care, international midwifery techniques, etc., I have avoided the need for transfer of care or transport to the hospital in most cases.
You are invited to come for a visit to see if this is your heart’s desire for pregnancy, birth and beyond. Call 817-596-5009 to schedule an enjoyable tour. We love meeting new people.
Birth Center Phone: 817-596-5009