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During college, I spent time in the Netherlands and visited a very pregnant friend who was seeing a midwife. She talked about the education her midwife provided, especially concerning nutrition, easily explaining why she had specific cravings. Her midwife was available to answer all her questions and encouraged her input, my friend was so comforted by their relationship. I had never heard of such individualized and empowering healthcare before. As I continued my undergraduate studies I was inspired to become a doctor who cared for patients in a similar way. I wanted to educate and offer resources for my patients. Naturopathic medicine fulfilled all of these interests, and offered additional training in midwifery care.

After graduating from The Evergreen State College (TESC) in Olympia Washington, completing my premed studies and finishing a medical assisting certificate, I worked for Planned Parenthood. Because of my work there with a diverse patient population, my interest in woman’s medicine further developed and I was determined to become a naturopathic doctor.  During my third year of naturopathic medical school at National College of Natural Medicine, I was accepted into the midwifery program.  In addition to the basic naturopathic studies, I completed the additional midwifery coursework while being on-call for births. After graduating in 2002, I owned and operated the Evergreen Naturopathic Clinic in Bangor, Maine,  a general practice clinic. I also assisted a  local certified professional midwife (CPM) and offered private HypnoBirth classes.

Because of my love of midwifery and passion for teaching I now offer group classes in naturopathic prenatal education, 9 Months of Change, for pregnant women and their partners. Classes cover all topics of natural childbirth and healthy pregnancy from nutrition and exercise to stages of labor and breastfeeding.

Currently, in addition to private practice, I am a clinical faculty member at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine , in Bridgeport, CT. Where I supervise students in their clinical studies at the school’s teaching clinic.

My 2 young daughters and hiking out in nature are my ongoing inspirations.

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