I provide gentle midwifery, pelvic bodywork, and natural reproductive care to women in Idaho’s Wood River Valley. My work is rooted in a commitment to women’s primal and collective wisdom. As a midwife, I safeguard normal birth at home, helping women to create embodied, autonomous birth and mothering experiences.
I love being a midwife and affirming the normalcy and beauty of our reproductive rites of passage. Take a look around, and please reach out and let me know how I can support you!
I provide comprehensive, woman-centered midwifery for the entire prenatal through postpartum period. Giving birth at home affords women the opportunity to have truly physiologic, undisturbed and gently supported births in the comfort and privacy of their own surroundings.
Curious about waterbirth? Wondering what a homebirth might look like for your particular situation? Let’s discuss all of the options available to you. It’s your body, your baby, your birth! Learn More…
During pregnancy, I help women prepare to walk through the birth door with physical and emotional release work. I help balance the bones and tissues involved with birth. This may include external and internal pelvic work, abdominal and uterine massage, and prenatal counseling.
After birth, dramatic transformations leave the belly, pelvis and abdominal organs rearranged and disconnected. Even when the birth has been smooth and easeful, organs and tissues can become discombobulated and bones can settle into wonky patterns. Integrating the birth on both physical and emotional levels tends to be more difficult after birth trauma, tearing, surgery, breastfeeding challenges or unanticipated events. I provide nurturing and therapeutic bodywork to help women heal and thrive after birth. Learn more…
Natural Reproductive Care
Longstanding hormonal and pelvic organ imbalance contribute to problems like prolapse, incontinence, painful sex, PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis and infertility. Chronic conditions of the pelvic organs and menstrual cycle can self-correct with pelvic bodywork, nutritional support, and custom herbal medicine as your body moves back into balance. For women hoping to conceive, I offer pre-conception treatments and restorative hormonal support for women with long term fertility challenges. Learn More…
Birth Trauma Support
Trauma just means that part of an experience has been stored inside the body and is still occupying the nervous system. Postpartum physical and emotional trauma can be obvious and extreme, but sometimes it lurks behind the scenes, draining a mother’s energy and spirit. Trauma can be layered in the tissues, bones, scar tissue, or in the energetic body. It can manifest as anxiety, depression, or disconnection from the the baby or the pelvis. Trauma can result from feeling diminished, scared, mistreated, violated, from being separated from your baby, or from unexpected interventions or surgery. We work with what your body is communicating when you arrive. Sessions may include external and internal manual therapies, Holistic Pelvic Care, bone work, pelvic hydrotherapy/steam, scar tissue work, or even an hour of listening time.