Student midwife, with extensive life experience in holistic healing and intentional living. Finds personal fulfillment through supporting and connecting with individuals during life transitions. Previous career in restaurant industry, including high volume management experience, helped to build efficient time management and organizational skills as well as ability to connect with people from all walks of life. Believes deeply in the human right to quality, personalized health care.
Recipient of Ford Family Foundation Restart Scholarship, 2010-2014
Helped to organize Oregon Midwifery Council Spring Conference 2011, 2012, 2013
2010 -- Certified as birth doula through Birthingway College Doula Preceptorship program
Adeptly juggling family life with two young children, full time academic course work, attending home-births as an apprentice midwife, and volunteering in the birth community 2011-current
Assisting two experienced home-birth midwives in supporting families through their childbearing year
Facilitating Informed Choice discussions regarding screening, tests, and procedures.
Performing clinical procedures such as assessment of vital signs, palpating fundus, drawing labs, and administering routine well woman care such as pap exams and family planning discussions.
Assisting in clinical support of women through labor and birth.
Supporting mamas and babies in establishing a solid breastfeeding relationship and healthy postpartum transition, with personal one on one postpartum home visits.
Often supporting mamas with dietary or herbal recommendations and helping to establish healthy, realistic lifestyle changes to address pregnancy discomforts and work toward optimal personal health at time of birth
Emphasis on Biodynamic approach to birth,
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