Originally from New Zealand, I now live in Ridgecrest, California. I achieved a Bachelor of Midwifery in New Zealand in 2001. My experience working as a home birth and hospital midwife in NZ provided the basis for the over 500 births that I have attended. I have supported women through a wide range of birthing experiences, from natural home births to hospital births that included epidurals and cesarean sections.
I moved to America in 2005, and have two children – one born in the water at home, and one in hospital following a transfer. I am now a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), licensed by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), and I am a Licensed Midwife (LM) in the state of California. I maintain a certification in Neonatal Resuscitation, CPR, and IV’s as well as being skilled in suturing. An enthusiastic proponent of home birthing and breastfeeding, I enjoy working with women and families during their special time.