WHY CHOOSE ME?
The Right Fit Matters
Prior to becoming pregnant for the first time, "Midwife" was not a term in my vocabulary. Little did I know, it would become my life’s calling. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a nurse. This dream came to fruition by taking the scenic route of becoming a nursing assistant, followed by Licensed practical nurse, then associate degree Registered Nurse and finally bachelor’s in Nursing. I've worked in many specialty areas such as: postpartum, internal medicine, cardiac telemetry, and emergency department. During this time, I became pregnant with my oldest son, 8, and had followed traditional obstetric care for the first 32 weeks of my pregnancy. Being well-educated, an eager learner/investigator/questioner, I was not satisfied with lack of compassionate care and felt as if my thoughts were not valid.
Through this experience, I was bound and determined to find a different option. The kind words from a Bradley Method childbirth instructor prompted me to explore home and birth center birth under the care of a Midwife, that is where the fire was lit, and my passion came to light. I found the most amazing midwife and went on to birth my first child in the comfort of my own home in Virginia. This same midwife attended the home birth of my second son who is now 5.
After a move back to Wisconsin, I enrolled in the Nurse-Midwifery program at Frontier Nursing University. I progressed through my studies and found myself under the care of a community Nurse-Midwife once again when I welcomed my third child, a daughter, now 3. While completing my midwifery program, and some-time after finishing, I was a labor and delivery nurse. I spent nearly 5 years at the bedside caring for laboring women in the traditional hospital setting. This deepened my passion for physiologic birth and advocating for the rights of women.
While apprenticing with local midwives Health Inspired LLC was born, and named accordingly, after my very first Midwife who was my inspiration. I want to hold space for women and foster them to be active participants in their care from teen-age to old-age. To have a partner in care, personalized to meet the needs as an individual. I practice evidence-based, holistic care where you always have bodily autonomy and your choice is honored.