I have been a home birth midwife for over 28 years. I believe that women should have reproductive and birth rights. I support women to give birth in their setting of choice and with the support team they want present. As a midwife it is my duty to help a woman give birth the way she wants at the same time keeping it safe for her and her baby. I have participated in creating standards of practice for California midwives and on a national level.
I also worked as a Labor and Delivery Nurse and Charge Nurse for L and D, High Risk Antepartum and Postpartum units. I was then Charge Nurse at a large HMO womens clinic in San Francisco, California.
Now, thank my stars, I am taking a break! I am on sabbatical and hope to teach nurses and midwives at some point here in SW Florida.
California Association of Midwives
Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
Online Birth Center
Pathways To Midwifery (a resource for aspiring midwives)