Vision: To provide equitable and respectful pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care for all.
I commit to providing inclusive, equitable, and accessible midwifery care, education, and doula services to all families who want and need support during their perinatal year and beyond.
Featured in Health Matters Magazine
Earlier this year, I was interviewed for the April 2022, issue of Health Matters Magazine about the importance of midwives and doulas during the perinatal year. You can read the article here.
My baby is 18 months old today and I am writing this letter of gratitude for my amazing midwife, Michele. Every pregnancy brings new dimensions and this last one, my sixth, delivered. I transferred care late in my pregnancy when I met Michele. Even though we didn't have long to get to know one another, I felt completely nurtured and at ease with her. It was my second water birth and my kids were all there, including my oldest, now 22, who was on the phone. During my postpartum, Michele noticed that I could use extra support and came to my rescue by setting up a meal train and a postpartum doula, even finding donations for baby items that I needed. The biggest part for me was the emotional support that I received from Michele, who spent so much time listening and caring for me and the baby. At one point, the baby had a small medical concern that she noticed right away and was very attentive at making sure he was doing well, even while at another birth. When he was six months old, and not gaining weight, I reached out again for a second opinion and Michele was there to discuss any concerns. I feel so grateful to have had Michele in my life and as my midwife. She saw me in need and without having to ask, she took care of me even beyond the scope of her job. I couldn't ask for a better midwife and would recommend her in a heartbeat. She will forever be treasured by our family.
Thank you to all who voted me Favorite Doula in Monterey County by Monterey Bay Parent Magazine for 2021-2022!
It has been my honor and pleasure serving my community for the past 21+ years.
Nominations are now open for the 2022-2023 cycle! If you are so inclined, I'd love your vote. You can place your votes here.
We had the most rewarding and fulfilling experience with Michele. Her training as a student midwife and her years of practice as a doula make her extremely knowledgeable, caring, and supportive. I recommend her to every pregnant friend I have.
We are committed to:
Safeguarding the right to normal, physiological birth for all childbearing people
Eliminating the disparities in birth outcomes for people of color, indigenous people, and their infants
Providing equitable and accessible care for all members of our community
If you identify as someone from an oppressed or marginalized population, know that I am committed to making the world a better place for you. All people and families are welcomed and embraced in this practice.
Adapted from The National Association of Certified Professional Midwives