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.
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 home birth until I had an accidental home birth myself. I truly believe it was the only way that the Lord could show me the path that He has called me to today. Now I love home birth, 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 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.