Men are that they might have joy!
Women are that they might have joyful births!
Joyful Birth Midwifery Services
Ironically, I used to be very against homebirth until I had an accidental homebirth myself. I truly believe it was the only way that the Lord could show me the path that He has called me to today, that of being a homebirth midwife myself. Now I love homebirth, obviously, and I am so humbled to be a part of such a sacred and intimate family event. I firmly believe that women were made to give birth and I trust the divine process. I help prepare my clients for a healthy pregnancy, healthy birth, and a healthy mom and baby through preventative, holistic, prenatal care, observant birth care, and attentive postpartum care as well. I highly value shared decision-making with my clients all along the way. I have always supported natural birth, but now I believe that all healthy women should have the right to choose to give birth wherever they feel the safest. It is my sincere hope that I can create a relationship of trust with each of my clients, so that they can feel safe and have the most joyful birth experience possible. I moved to American Fork, in Utah County, in August 2018, but I have attended almost 170 births in northern Utah before coming here. I am looking forward to providing personalized, compassionate care to you and your baby.
I graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Family Living in 1992. I have been happily married for over 28 years and, together, we are raising and homeschooling five wonderful children. I have since been professionally involved in birth work for 12 years as a certified birth doula, affiliated Bradley Method® childbirth educator, certified educator of infant massage, and a La Leche League leader. I completed my midwifery education at the Midwives College of Utah in December 2016, where I trained with nine different, experienced midwives, some independent, like myself, and some in a few birthing centers, including a summer internship to Pennsylvania working with the Amish. A blessed experience that I will forever cherish. I received my certification from the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) in April 2017, and officially became a Certified Professional Midwife at that time. I am excited to be accepting new home birth clients in Utah County, and elsewhere on a case-by-case basis. I sincerely enjoy developing meaningful connections and offering individual attention to each of my clients.