I have been a doula and childbirth educator for 6 years, attending births that range from the most natural home births to planned high-risk cesarean sections. I became involved in the Wichita birth community after a negative experience during my first pregnancy.I was uneducated and under supported which led to me making poor decisions and ultimately ending in an early induction and c-section. After that labor and birth I knew that there had to be other things out there and I began my journey to becoming a doula and childbirth educator. I have attended more than 100 births and I am continually amazed at what women can do when they are educated and have support. In 2014, I began my journey as a student midwife and have had the opportunity to work with amazing team of Certified Professional Midwives.
I am a founder and President of the Wichita Birth Alliance. WBA is an organization that educates and advocates for a woman's right to a safe and satisfying birth, and aids in the expansion of birth options in Wichita and the surrounding areas. We are part of a growing movement of birth activists striving to bring peace and dignity to birth by helping empower women to make informed choices about their maternity care. I have also volunteered for many different organizations such as ICAN, Improvingbirth.org, and BirthNetwork