Born at home in the mountains of rural Virginia, natural birth has always been a part of my life. As I got older, I developed a passion for healthcare and serving those in need. I knew I had found my calling when, in 2009, I moved to Texas and started my apprenticeship to become a certified midwife. I completed my academics and clinical training in 2012 and became a Texas State Licensed Midwife (LM) and Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). I have been working as a midwife in Johnson County ever since, providing both birth center and home birth options. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Midwifery degree through the National College of Midwifery.
I have had the opportunity to volunteer in clinical settings internationally in the Dominican Republic and the Philippines. Seeing the desperate conditions that take the lives of so many women and infants deeply impacted me, and I came home with a desire to be part of the solution. As I continued working, I realized the maternal healthcare crisis was not limited to international mothers. The same Texas communities I was serving ranked among the highest in the developed world for maternal morbidity and mortality. I knew I was right where I needed to be. We can do better. We can empower the change.
As a midwife, I value evidenced based education for women and families for pregnancy, birth and beyond. I am honored to support my clients through such a life changing and empowering experience. There is nothing like the bond between a mother and baby that she worked so hard to bring into this world. I am excited for the opportunity to serve the women and families of East Texas!