Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
I dreamed of becoming a midwife since reading a book on Mary Breckenridge in fourth grade. She is the founder of the first midwifery service in the USA, and, traveling on horseback, she brought care to poor women in the hills of Kentucky. I am proud of the fact that my mother had midwifery care for me and that my four babies were born into the hands of midwives. I have been a midwife since 1996. My choice in pursuing midwifery is based on my personal history and on my strong belief that women need equitable, ethical, and accessible quality care.
What I want my patients to know about me:
As a woman and a mother, I believe in the strength of women and the importance of their health and the health of their families. I recognize that women often bear the burden of responsibility for these decisions. I believe in self-determination and support informed and active participation in healthcare decision making. I support and encourage a woman's designated family members to participate in her healthcare experiences. I honor the normal processes of a women's lifecycle and support a model of care that promotes compassionate partnership.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
Primarily I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends. I love to garden, take pictures, archive family photos and family history. I am a happy homebody, but love to travel and experience new places with my husband and my family.