I am a Certified Professional Midwife, licensed in the state of Arizona to provide prenatal, birth, and postpartum care for families who chose to birth at home. I serve the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, including Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Ahwatukee, Scottsdale, Glendale, Laveen, and beyond. To read more about my service area, visit my services page.
My midwifery journey began in 2009, after my second baby was born at a birth center run by midwives. I was amazed at the difference between the care I received from the midwives and my previous experience birthing in a hospital. I felt like I had stumbled upon a big secret – that birth can be an empowering, joyful, and intimate experience. Soon after, I decided to see what birth was like from the other side. I trained as a doula through DONA and Birth Arts International, and for four years I attended births as a doula in a variety of settings. My third baby was born at home in 2012. Not long after, I began attending home births as a midwifery apprentice, and I knew that I had found my calling.
After relocating to Phoenix in 2014, I had the opportunity to continue my training under some of the valley’s best midwives. I completed a rigorous apprenticeship, certified through the North American Registry of Midwives, was licensed in the state of Arizona, and Full Moon Midwifery was born!
My home office is centrally located in downtown Phoenix. Chances are you will find my three kiddos and my obnoxious cat hanging around too. I love reading, yoga, and complaining about the summer heat. As a former chef, I still love to cook for my family and friends when I’m not catching babies.
The practice philosophy at Full Moon Midwifery is simple– We know how to give birth; we are powerful and babies are smart. Our bodies are designed to bring forth life with very little intervention, and our babies use their instincts during the labor and first hours after birth to help keep us safe. Pregnancy is not a sickness, and birth is not a medical emergency. During pregnancy and labor, a birthing person needs someone with skilled hands and an open heart, and that is what I aim to provide.