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Summary

Service-oriented Certified Professional Midwife.  Committed to ethical conduct and respectful relationships within the midwifery community.  Compassionate leadership style.  Life-long learning personality.  Focused on collaboration and education of midwives to find the 'key' to each woman, identifying individual needs in cultural contexts.  Dedicated to becoming a local and international leader in global maternal and newborn health services.  Passionate about networking for non-profit organizations and personal friendships.

A 2014 graduate of Midwives College of Utah, I currently practice in Utah as a community midwife.  After the home births of my three children, I became involved in birth work: first as a doula, then as a midwife's apprentice, and finally as a state licensed midwife.  The challenges I face as a midwife have inspired me to broaden my scope and view of the role of midwifery in community, culture, and government.

I am dedicated to education, not only my own continued learning, but to others' as well.  My philosophy of 'empowerment through education' has been a consistent theme in my professional, personal, and service endeavors.  My early professional career as an Occupational Therapist in San Francisco and then Utah allowed me the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, master team collaboration, and hone my active listening skills.  I was able to improve the quality of life of the people I worked with by developing community programs and providing caregiver education.  As a doula, I was honored with a Community Service award in 2012 for teaching childbirth education classes to women and at-risk teens in Davis County, Utah.  My ten years of experience teaching my own children at home has provided me lessons in adaption, flexibility, patience, and fortitude.  My goal is to teach others 'how' to think rather than 'what' to think.

My interests include hiking, exploring the diverse cultures of the world, paddle boarding, volunteering, and learning new languages.  My favorite people to spend time with are my husband of 22 years and our three children.  Together, we make quite a team and would definitely win a family version of The Amazing Race.

Work History

Jan 2012Present

Certified Professional Midwife CPM, LDEM, owner

Mums In Bloom Midwifery
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of maternal and fetal health and well being
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate individual plans for midwifery care
  • Educate and counsel clients
Jun 1995Jan 2005

Occupational Therapist, OTR/L

St Mary's Medical Center/Ogden Regional Medical Center
  • Develop, organize, and oversee health promotion programs in hospital, community, and school settings
  • Train and educate care givers, students, and assistants
  • Collaborate with rehabilitation team to develop and implement short and long tern objectives
  • Examine results and modify programs and objectives

Education

May 2014

Associate of Science : Midwifery

Midwives College of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

May 1995

Bachelor of Science : Occupational Therapy

Colorado State University

Ft Collins, CO

May 1992

Associate of Arts : Language

Weber State University

Ogden, UT

Volunteer History

November 2015                       Mamababy Haiti : volunteer midwife, fundraiser

May 2015                                    Awamaki Women's Collective, Peru : participant, donor

October 2011 - May 2012     Canyon Heights High School, Utah : community educator


Certifications and Meberships

2014

Certified Professional Midwife

North America Registry of Midwives
2014

Licensed Direct Entry Midwife

State of Utah
2014

Member

Midwives Alliance of North America
2014

Member

Utah Midwives Organization