Clinical Interest for Patients
Midwifery, waterbirth, and breastfeeding. Empowering patients in their health and births.
My care is based on the midwifery model. I strive to listen to and empower patients in their health. I believe in educating patients and their families, and shared decision making in their care. It is important that I provide options such as waterbirth and nitrous to patients and that the care I provide is evidence-based.
- Certified Nurse Midwife ( 1996 , 2022 )
Conditions & Treatments
Pregnancy and Reproduction
Childbirth, Prenatal Care
Interests & Activities
My body is my temple and I like to take good care of it. I have a strong interest in nutrition and exercise. My favorite activities include walking, hiking, CrossFit, spinning, and paddleboarding.
I have been involved with the Center for Global Health, working on establishing a birth center to serve rural women in Guatemala, and training community nurses to be skilled birth attendants.
Education & Training
BA, James Madison University (VA) (1990)
MA, New York University (1991)
CNM, University of California, San Francisco (1996)