Still a Midwife…
I’ve been providing compassionate, body-centered care to families in Boulder County since 1993.
As a homebirth midwife, the most fulfilling aspect of my job was my relationships – the intimate connections I made with my clients as guide and witness to their birthing journeys.
Though I have retired from catching babies, I continue the deep connections and guidance for women of all ages and stages in life. For optimal health, we all need to live in our bodies, trust them, nurture, thank and enjoy them. Embodied confidence is our birthright and it can be discovered and developed at any age. I now hold the container for my clients as they find their ways home to themselves.
I miss the babies. To be present for their births, to rest them in my lap as I talked with their parents in the postpartum weeks was a joy and a privilege. When I observe a newborn’s instinctive intelligence, perfect presence and exquisite embodiment, I recognize this seed in all of us.
I love my work as an Abdominal Therapist and I am honored to be midwife for every client’s unique healing journey.
I also love to teach and I am grateful for the opportunity to share knowledge and experience in many forms. I am a founding member of the Abdominal Therapy Collective I have helped develop professional courses in our basic techniques, and co-authored our Advanced Pregnancy workshop. I will be offering community classes and professional workshops again in 2021.
In my spare time, I spend as much time as possible outdoors on foot… hiking, backpacking, and just reveling in the beauty of our back yard. I feel strong and supple, connected and alive out there! I bring these feelings home with me and into my work every day.
Education and Background
I grew up in New England and moved to Boulder in 1983. I brought with me a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies with an emphasis on the spiritual roots of traditional healing practices. I have since become a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and a Certified Practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. I’ve trained in Shiatsu and Craniosacral Therapy… also many forms of yoga, dance and fitness.
I carried, birthed and raised two amazing children. The first was born by cesarean in 1986. The second was born at home (VBAC) three years later. She’s now a midwife in Portland, Oregon. I’m a proud mama!