My journey of learning about birth and assisting families in their prenatal, birth, and postpartum periods began in 2006 when I started my DONA doula training. I have been providing families in the Houston area with professional labor/birth doula services for over a decade.
In 2008, I began working as a midwifery assistant. It was through my experiences as a doula and midwifery assistant that I was able to connect with families, educate them, and assist them in discovering their desires for birth. In 2014, Jaymee and Melissa encouraged me to take a step that I had long desired to take but was putting off for the right time. I enrolled in the Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program in early 2015 and began my midwifery apprenticeship with Jaymee in October 2015.
I am blessed to be the mother to 4 wonderful boys. My birth experiences span the spectrum of birth possibilities. I have had 2 planned hospital births, a planned home birth turned emergency cesarean birth (homebirth cesarean) at 31 weeks with a preemie who had a 7-week stay in the NICU, and a home birth after cesarean (HBAC).
1996-2003 University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Psychology
2006 – Doulas of North America (DONA) Doula Training Program
2015-present Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program
Co-administrator Houston Cloth Diapers
Co-founder Houston Natural Parenting Events
Certified Neonatal Resuscitation Provider
CPR for the Professional Rescuer; Adult, Child & Infant CPR and AED Provider
Member of The Association of Texas Midwives
Member of Greater Houston Midwives’ Alliance