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“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
                                                 -Lao Tzu
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Current offerings

Navigating Birth Options
Consultation To Support You On Your Journey

Having worked in both home and hospital, in midwifery and as a labor and delivery nurse, at the end of life as well as the beginning, I believe I can offer you a unique perspective in navigating your options.  

Folks have come to me in the past to discuss:

  • Supporting natural/physiologic birth in the hospital setting

  • Essential birth skills for parents considering unattended/freebirth

  • Preparing for birth when things did not go as planned last time

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Bodywork For Breech
Spinning Babies® Aware Support

Working with the soft tissues can be a great way to create space for baby to settle into a nice position for birth. Stretching tight muscles can help release the pelvis towards a more neutral position rather than pulled by the muscles this way or that.  It can also be an issue when muscles are too loose, and introducing stability and support.

Sessions may include:

  • An intake and assessment

  • Anatomy and physiology review to support technique understanding

  • Hands on work, as needed

  • Availability for follow up questions

Why Body Balancing? This work supports:
  • Comfort in pregnancy

  • Supporting more space in the womb by reducing tensions and torsion in the fascia

  • More opportunity for spontaneous change to a more optimal fetal position

  • Less pain and more ease in labor

Who is this work for? Anyone with…
  • Discomfort in pregnancy

  • Breech or transverse presentation

  • A previous difficult birth

  • Desire for more ease, connection, and release

Pre-Conception and Fertility Support
An individualized and holistic approach
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Sessions may include:

  • Instruction and ongoing support in charting your cycles

  • Navigating nutrition and supplements

  • Individualized herbal preparations

  • Body literacy, understanding conception sex/sperm transfer

  • Living a fertile lifestyle

  • Fertility massage

  • Welcoming the spirit of your child

If you are local to Seattle, hands on work can take place in my home office.  All other sessions are done via Zoom.
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Midwifery Care

​Pre-conception, pregnancy, birth, and beyond.  If you are looking for a midwife in the Seattle area, please contact to see if we are a good match.  I will be taking a limited number of clients for 2022. 

Approach

I believe in family centered birth and community midwifery.  This means that the midwifery I am interested in practicing is about relationship and connection with families first and foremost.  Birth works best when there is trust in the process and trust in each other. This allows us to celebrate the journey from a place of deeper intimacy and to navigate the unexpected with more grace.

My deepest belief is that birth is about transformation, in this process we are walking into the wild unknown.  My role as a midwife is to walk alongside you, to be available with information or a listening ear, to celebrate with you, and to be a solid support.

I consider this a partnership--with you holding the authoritative knowledge of your own body and needs for yourself and your family, and me holding midwifery knowledge and skills to respond to the physical, social, and psycho-spiritual needs that arise.

A midwife’s primary tools are her heart and her hands.  In the modern world we also have access to lab work and testing.  These things can complement and support--but not supplant--our original tools.  When we steep ourselves in understanding the physiologic design, more intensive interventions are necessary less often.  Discernment in when intervention is truly needed is a fundamental midwifery skill.

Training

I am a Registered Nurse, Certified Professional Midwife, and Licensed Midwife (candidate) in Washington state.  Licensure provides benefits in terms of access and reimbursement, but also challenges in the freedom to practice in a more traditional, community based context. I am interested in transparent conversations around standard birth care practices and helping you choose what is in line with your values.

  • The Matrona 900-hr Midwifery Program with Whapio Diane Bartlett (2011)

  • Hospice Care, Certified Nursing Assistant (2011-2013)

  • Labor, Delivery, & Postpartum Nurse (2014-2019)
  • Midwifery apprenticeship in rural home birth practice serving the Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (2019-2020)

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