My interest in herbs as medicine, whole foods and birthing babies has been my passion since early childhood. When I was pregnant with my first child in 1976 I chose a midwife for my birth, which sparked my desire to provide this kind of care for all women. I began attending birth as a Doula, when my daughter was 8-months old, then become a childbirth and lactation educator.
My midwifery apprenticeship began in 1983, and I began my practice in a very large rural and urban community in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1985.
I moved to Oregon in 1988, where I continued my homebirth practice. When licensure was made available in 1993, I received my license. In 1998, I received my CPM. During the time that I was growing my midwifery practice, I welcomed two beautiful home birthed sons into my life.
My studies in nutrition, lactation, herbs and homeopathy grew along with my practice. I regularly use this knowledge, professionally as well as personally. Because of this, I am able to offer support and advice so that the women in my care have a healthy pregnancy, birth and successful nursing experience.
When my children were grown, I had an opportunity to take a staff midwife position at the birth center in Taos. I continued on at Taos Midwifery till I retired from full time practice in 2015. Since I have a deep love for New Mexico, it was a dream come true to do what I love in the place of my heart.
It is a privilege to serve women during their childbearing year and support families during this transition.