Certifications: 

CPR/BSL (Basic Life Support

NRP (Neonatal Resussitation)

I can also help you with: 

Breastfeeding babies with special needs

Babywearing

Cloth Diapering

Memberships:

Vriginia Midwives Association

My Story

My journey as a birth worker began in 2010 when I had my son. My husband and I wanted a natural childbirth

and we pursued childbirth classes using the Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth. The classes were 12 weeks

long and taught us so much about what to expect and how to achieve the labor and birth that we desired. 

With the help of our Bith Doula, we were able to have a natural childbirth with no interventions in a hospital. At the time, this was a very rare thing due to hospital statistics. Immediately following the birth, I felt a strong desire to help other families in the same way. I became trained and certified with The Bradley Method and began teaching couples in my home. I have been able to help so many families achieve the birth they desired as their educator. Later, I went on to add additional support to families in the role of Birth Doula. Attending births as a Doula, is something that brings my heart so much joy. I love being a part of your birth story from beginning to end.  It's a story that you and your family will remember and rejoyce in for many many years and I am so honored to be a part of that story.

Current Happenings: 

I am NOW the mother of 2 amazing children. I am still a Doula but I have found my ultimate calling is in Midwifery. Therefore, I am also a Student Midwife. In December 2016, I began training as a Midwife Assistant with Susan Oshel, CPM of Blue Ridge Midwifery in Roanoke, VA.  I am still enjoying a beautiful mentorship with her. In addition, I started in April 2018 serving as a Birth Assistant for Kristen Gibson, CPM.  at Life's Little Blessings Birth Center in Roanoke, VA. I have attended births with both of these amazing women and I am honored and blessed to continue learning everything that I can from them both. Serving as a Birth Assistant has allowed me to learn so many aspects of Midwifery, such as, Prenatal exams, Postpartum home visits, newborn screening, placenta inspection, basic lab work and many, many other administrative tasks.