My passion for midwifery began as a child in Tucson, Arizona listening to my grandmother’s storytelling with friends about her childbirth experiences. She was a midwife. She had all 7 of her children at home and was often called to assist other women in her community with their home births. I always remembered those stories and when it came time to have my daughters I choose to birth them at home during a time when a home birth experience was very hard to come by.
I’ve served pregnant, laboring, and birthing women for 30 years and I have attended hundreds of home and birth center deliveries. I believe that most women can have a natural, un-medicated birth outside of a hospital setting, and I believe this experience should be an option that is made available to women. One of my major roles as a midwife is to protect this natural, physiological birthing experience. My work in midwifery is more than delivering babies. It is about supporting the wisdom of birth and supporting women finding their voice and strength through one of the most defining experiences they will have in their lifetime.
I began my career as a Registered Nurse in labor and delivery, and that experience gave me a set of medical skills and experience that enriches my current profession as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). During my training in a high-volume birth center in El Paso, Texas, I had the honor of attending over 100 births prior to being licensed in Texas in 2013. After graduating from midwifery school, I had the additional honor of being asked to join the school and clinic as a Staff Midwife, a role I served in until 2017. I have so much gratitude to all the babies and families who have blessed me and guided me to become the midwife I am today. To date, I have attended over 580 births as a primary midwife. I have assisted in 3 sets of twin deliveries and 2 planned breech deliveries.
I am licensed as a CPM through North America Registry of Midwives and serve as a Licensed Midwife (LM) both in Texas and New Mexico. I grew up in Arizona and feel culturally connected to the southwest. I am fluent in Spanish and am committed to inviting diversity of clients, colleagues and medical professionals into my practice.