My interest in women’s health began right before my first pregnancy. During my late teens and early 20’s, I was able to witness and support a few of my friends during their pregnancy and birth. I witnessed different birth scenarios including home birth, hospital birth and cesarean birth. Each experience was so special and presented different challenges for my friends.
When it was time to have my own babies, I chose to stay home and had two amazing and empowering homebirths with a midwife. It was afterwards as I was sharing my birth story with other new moms that I realized my experience was not the norm! Many mothers I spoke to seemed angry and sad. I heard many stories about long, painful labors, how they felt scared, that their partners didn’t know what to do, they didn’t feel like anything was explained to them. Some felt cheated or flat out lied to for the convenience of medical staff. It tugged at my heart and I just knew then and there that I had found my purpose. I decided I was going to be a Midwife. Every woman deserves to have some joy and dignity during the birth process.
When Well Rounded Momma was founded in 2007 I became an active member and continued my studies and practice with them. On October of 2012 I become one of the owner/directors of Well Rounded Momma.
In February 2012, Heart of Herbs Herbal School certified me as an Herbalist after two years of independent study and I demonstrated skill with over 60 herbs. Herbalism is very near and dear to my heart and so I continue to provide those services. I also offer handcrafted herbal teas and products geared towards women's health, that are sold at Well Rounded Momma.
My work is regularly posted in the Well Rounded Momma newsletter and on their YouTube channel. You can see me speak at various Well Rounded Momma functions and classes.
When I'm not working, you can find me at home with my two kids, researching and playing with old-fashioned remedies. (My kids are the official taste tasters of all of my new tea formulas) I also spend much of my free time reading about women’s health, history and spirituality.