I do this work because I believe that parents should have a say in the care they receive from pregnancy through postpartum. Everyone deserves to make informed decisions that are best for them and feel those choices will be respected. 

I am thankful to have had three out-of-hospital births with midwives who respected my decisions and offered compassionate care. After hearing so many stories of individuals who weren't offered the same regard, I decided I wanted to be one more health care provider available to give this kind of client-led care to others.

There were some roadblocks along the way in becoming a midwife. However, after seeing the research on the disparities in birth outcomes for Black women and newborns, I felt it was my responsibility to finish what I had started so that people of color could see more midwives in their community that looked like them.

I am grateful to be doing the best kind of work!

See if homebirth is appropriate for you! Find the Standards of Practice for Wisconsin Licensed Midwives here: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/sps/professional_services/180/182/03