“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
A warm welcome to you...I’m so glad you’re here!
Based on Whidbey Island in Washington state, I provide community midwifery care, including pre-conception and fertility support, consultation in navigating birth options, and Spinning Babies® Aware bodywork.
Navigating Birth Options
Consultation To Support You On Your Journey
Having worked in both as a home birth midwife and in hospital as a labor and delivery nurse, at the end of life as well as the beginning, 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
You are welcome to schedule a single session or to meet with me for ongoing support. We can meet via Zoom or in person if you’re in the Seattle/Whidbey area.
Bodywork For Breech
Spinning Babies® Aware Support
Spinning Babies® is an approach looking at the space available for babies in pregnancy and birth. Through body balancing work and daily activities, we support more space in the womb and opportunity for a spontaneous change to a more optimal fetal position.
Who is this work for? Anyone with…
Discomfort in pregnancy
Breech or transverse baby after 30 weeks
Before an ECV (External Cephalic Version)
A previous difficult birth
Desire for more ease, connection, and release
An intake and assessment
Anatomy and physiology review to support technique understanding
Hands on work, as needed
Availability for follow up questions
Counseling for options
Sessions start with a 30 minute meeting via Zoom to discuss your intake form and answer any questions or concerns you have. I typically give some suggestions of things you can do on your own before we meet in person for a hands on session. If you are not local to the Seattle/Whidbey area, I can continue support via Zoom.
Pre-Conception and Fertility Support
An individualized and holistic approach
This is an aspect of midwifery care that is near and dear to my heart! I would love to be there for you in your process. Our time is tailored to what YOU need.
Some folks come to me needing instruction on charting cycles, navigating nutrition/supplements/herbs, or understanding conception sex/sperm transfer.
For others, it’s less about education and more about being witnessed and supported in where they’re at–-physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, spiritually…It’s all welcome!
Some also feel called to receive care via fertility massage or ritual.
Sessions can occur over Zoom, or if you’re local to the Seattle/Whidbey area, in person.
Pre-conception, pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
If you are looking for a midwife on or near Whidbey Island, I am accepting clients for Spring 2023 and beyond.
Philosophy of Care
Birth is a rite of passage: we are changed by what has occurred in and around us.
Birth is sacred; I attend a birth with reverence.
Birth is about transformation, in this process we are walking into the wild unknown.
The primary prenatal care comes from YOU! How you eat, moving your body, asking yourself what you need, being present with what’s occurring.
Midwifery care is rooted in trust, transparency, and relationship. Prenatal visits can be comfortable and low key. We can meet in my home office for tea, go for a walk, make a meal together, or I can come to your home and offer bodywork. 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.
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. Midwives steep themselves in understanding the physiologic design. The better we understand normal, the more we know when to step back and when to step in. Discernment in when more is needed is a vital midwifery skill.
I am acutely aware that how we support birth today affects the generations of tomorrow. We prepare our hearts and our bodies...and then...we find surrender in the process of it all. This weaving is both an individual and a collective practice. We weave for ourselves, for our children, and for a more beautiful world.
I am a Registered Nurse, Certified Professional Midwife, and Licensed Midwife in Washington state. My background includes:
The Matrona 900-hr Midwifery Program with Whapio Diane Bartlett (2011)
Hospice Care, Certified Nursing Assistant (2011-2013)
Labor, Delivery, & Postpartum Nurse (2014-2019)
Home birth midwifery apprenticeship in serving the Amish community in Lancaster, PA (2019-2020)
Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer (2019-Present)