I’m a registered nurse with over 6 years of critical care experience in the hospital setting. I’m also the mother of two small children that were both born during the COVID-19 pandemic. I have been on both sides of the equation when it comes to caring for a birthing mother and giving birth myself. I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I started this blog because I saw gaps in our current healthcare system along with the education and support we offer mothers. My desire is to help fill in some of those gaps, educate mothers with research backed knowledge sprinkled with personal experiences to make informed decisions for themselves and their babies.
“The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women.” – Stephen Gaskin
I started my career as a nurse in the Emergency Department at a community hospital serving an underserved population in the middle of large city. My patients often had low health literacy and few resources to support them. In that first year I learned how to really advocate for those that didn’t feel like they had a voice, how to be a strong educator, connect with a wide variety of people, and handle truly any situation. I took those skills with me throughout my nursing career as I have worked in multiple specialties and as a travel nurse across the US. Between my medical experience and my experience having my own children I hope to give you the support and educational resources you need to make thoughtful decisions that align with your values throughout the many transitions of motherhood.