I am a Mother (of six), Mother-in-law, Grandma (of four), Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Niece, Cousin, Friend, Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, Wellness Strategist and Licensed Minister in Placentia, California. Needless to say I am passionate about family! I love the miracle of birth, the mechanics of how health works in the body, and the spiritual truths that lead us to physical healing as well as our mind, will and emotions! My passion is to see individuals and families empowered to walk in the freedom that health-body, soul and spirit-brings to each of us "From Birth and Beyond!"
Your birth is your journey, and I believe that birth should be the most natural, normal thing a woman does. Your birth experience should be your choice. I have lived my life as someone who loves to empower, encourage and support others. I come from five generations of midwives in my family: Pioneering women with a tradition of belief that women are strong and birth works. When a woman is properly supported she can accomplish what her body was created to do. We need to educate and move away from fear-based birth in our culture and learn to trust what our bodies are capable of. The truth is, we "fear" what we dont understand. A great acronym for fear is: "False Evidence Appearing Real." When we become educated, we remove fear and replace it with understanding, which leads to EMPOWERMENT! In the rare event that your process takes a turn outside of what you expected, it does not mean you have failed. It just means that your journey towards empowerment looks different. Some of the most powerful times for me as a Midwife or Doula has been when a new mom looks up when she is holding her reward, the little one she has just brought forth and says:
"YES! NOW I KNOW, I CAN DO ANYTHING!"
"I am fearfully and wonderfully made" (Ps. 139:14). Our bodies are amazing! I am a firm believer in the power and truth of the mind, body and spirit connection. I believe our food and its ability to nourish and heal our bodies is something we know too little about. For instance, "why does an apple a day, keep the doctor away?" I have seen people with physical ailments that once they addressed emotional brokeness the physical affliction went away. What we believe about ourselves is the most powerful truth we must conquer! Do I want to be healthy? Do I believe I can be healed? As a "Wellness Strategist" my heart is to partner with you on your journey as you discover what you believe about you, your food, and wellness in your body. What works for your body? "What you believe about yourself, you will become!"