Hi, I'm the owner of MidValley Birthing Services and I'm so happy you have chosen to look into the option of using a midwife. I graduated from Knox College in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. After the birth of my son in 2010 I began apprenticing with a local midwife. I have been attending births as a primary midwife since 2011. After rigorous self study and attending numerous classes and workshops I received my Certified Professional Midwife credential from the North America Registry of Midwives, as well as my license from the State of Oregon as a Licensed Direct-Entry Midwife in 2013.
I have completed the 90 hour education requirement to sit for the IBCLC exam in February 2016. I'm passionate about helping women meet their breastfeeding goals. I regularly attend continuing education events, including Birth Emergency Skills Training workshops, Midwifery Today Conferences, regional midwifery conferences, and CPR and neonatal resuscitation training. I am an active member of the Oregon Midwifery Council and am currently the Mid-Valley regional rep.
Providing midwifery care and prenatal education allows me to draw on my background in education. Giving families the most current research and evidence based information helps them make the best decisions for them. I offer childbirth education classes, as well as placenta encapsulation. My husband and I have two children, both born at home.