I began assisting at births as an apprentice in 1983, became a certified childbirth educator and certified childbirth assistant, and gave birth to two of my own children at home with midwives. I've been a registered nurse since 1985, working newborn nursery, post partum, high risk pregnancy, labor and delivery, and home health care. I have assisted at about 150 births as a labor & delivery nurse, and as either the primary or assistant midwife at over 240 planned homebirths. I completed requirements for licensure as a New Mexico midwife and Certified Professional Midwife in 2002. In 2007, I completed a year-long training in massage therapy and natural therapeutics.
I offer my clients the best of both worlds- a wholistic approach based on natural healing that incorporates medical technology as appropriate. I provide careful, thorough prenatal care; on-going nutritional counseling; childbirth education; one-on-one labor support; expert birth assistance; complete newborn exam; breastfeeding assistance; comprehensive postpartum care; and access to my lending library and a variety of natural healing techniques. I am sometimes available to travel outside the Albuquerque area. Learn more about my services at www.hummingbirdmidwifery.com
At Hummingbird Midwifery, our hope is to inspire you to journey thru' pregnancy and birthing and into parenting with consciousness, self-confidence, and joy.