The births of my two children in 1994 and 1997 awakened me to the power of the birth giving experience, and to my own feminine power. Since then, I have continued learning about women's experience of birth. I have attended hospital births and home births, and have learned something from every birth I have attended. As a midwifery student, I am learning about the mechanisms for birth and what helps and what hinders in birth. I have taken a massage class, and rely on my intuition for what will feel right to the birthing mother. I am taking breastfeeding classes, and plan to work towards being a lactation consultant. I have academic work and personal experience in breastfeeding to bring to your aid.
I bring a calm demeanor, support for partner and others, an encouraging presence for the mother, and facilitation of communication between you and your caregivers to the birth room.