I am a midwife at Andaluz Waterbirth Center. I am blessed to work with an amazing group of women. We offer birthing center (Portland, Tualatin and Dundee) and homebirth options (Yamhill Co).
I was called to midwifery through the birth of my first son in a rural California hospital in 1995. I moved to Oregon shortly after that in 1996 and began my midwifery studies. I had the opportunity to learn the art of midwifery from several midwives, midwifery study groups, workshops and through self-study for more than a decade and I have been immersed in birth work since 1997. I went on to birth my second son at home with the care of a midwife in 1999. With my experiences ranging from homebirth, birth center and hospital birth, I have witnessed over 700 births and have learned a healthy respect and trust in pregnancy, labor, and the birthing process. I am passionate about gentle birth for both mother and baby and it is my goal is to help the people that I work with have an experience that is respectful, safe and empowering. I began attending births as a primary midwife in 2006 and have attended over 300 births in that capacity. My husband and I have a large blended family with five children.
- Certified Professional Midwife, North American Registry of Midwives
- Licensed Direct Entry Midwife, Oregon
- Midwifery Preceptor,
Contact Andaluz Waterbirth Center to learn more about midwifery and birthing options. 503-885-0228