My Journey to Becoming a Midwife…..

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I began my career 16 years ago as a DONA Certified Birth Doula, realizing every birth, would be a small step towards my ultimate goal of becoming a midwife. I am so very thankful for all of the Oklahoma families that have allowed me to serve them as they  welcomed their blessing into their arms. It is with great anticipation that I share……… I will start the Bachelors of Science in Midwifery Distance Program in August through the Midwives College Of Utah.full-logo-e1334773600127 I am so excited to have the opportunity to be a part of a wonderful Midwifery program. I am still accepting private birth, postpartum and lactation clients. 

 

Hearthside Perinatal Bereavement Care Scholarship Winner!

I am honoredHearthside Perinatal Bereavement Care Logo to be one of the recipient selected for the Hearthside Perinatal Bereavement Care- Student of Color Scholarship!

I have walked and served along families in the past who were healing from the loss of their child. I have served families who experienced a loss in each trimester and it does not matter at what stage the loss occurs….. it is still a loss. Moms and dads are now dealing with the loss of dreams, expectations, and their positions in life. It is my desire that I will be able to better meet the needs of my clients by incorporating the information and knowledge that I will learn from this 3 month training. I will be receiving information on the following subjects:

  • Processing Perinatal Grief
  • Siblings and Perinatal Grief
  • Pregnancy After Loss
  • Bereavement and Bonding
  • Lactation After Loss
  • Ethics in Early Pregnancy Loss
  • Perinatal Hospice & Carrying to Term
  • Emotional & Practical Support in the NICU
  • The Loss Art of Listening
  • Self-Care for the Bereavement Worker
  • Pregnancy Loss: What’s in a Name?
  • Memorial Making and Burial Items