“The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” -Steve Jobs

 

I am a Utah Native with a passion for Women’s Health and Midwifery. I received my midwifery training from the University of Utah, earning a Master of Science in Nursing in 2008. Prior to graduate school, I worked as a Labor and Delivery Nurse which introduced me to the concept of midwifery. I was mentored by an inspiring group of Nurse Midwives who encouraged me to continue my education so that I could give women the care that I felt they were deserving of. 

 

Shortly after graduating, my family and I moved to China where I had the opportunity to provide support to a large group of expat women through their childbearing years. Since that time, I have lived in London, Washington DC and most recently Singapore. Each of these locations provided unique opportunities for me to learn about other cultures and care for women from all over the world. One of my favorite memories is riding my bicycle through the streets of Singapore with a breast pump and other supplies jostling in the basket to go visit a new mother who had called for help.

 

I believe that midwifery care empowers women through various stages of their lives. From the transition to adolescence, through childbearing years and well into menopause, it creates an environment where women feel heard and supported. A wise midwife once told me “the day that a birth no longer feels magical is the day you need to step away”.  That magic still burns strong!

 

Just over a year ago, I returned to Utah with my husband and our three children so that I could practice full-scope midwifery and be close to family and the mountains which I grew up in. I am excited about this opportunity to work with the Layton Parkway Nurse Midwives at Intermountain. I am thrilled that the women in my community will have the opportunity to receive midwifery care that aligns with my own vision and values.