As a midwife, there is nothing like holding space for someone as they find the strength within themselves to rise to the demands of labor, to bring their baby forth by their own efforts, and to reclaim their power.
This newly empowered person knows that if they could birth this baby, they can care for their little one just as well.
It's such an honor to witness the blossoming of a family.
Hello, I'm Natalie and I'm a certified professional midwife and childbirth educator.
Though I was always a “baby” person, I first discovered my love for birth while scrubbing cesareans as a surgical tech.
In 2005, I made the life-changing decision to step onto the midwifery path. I began an apprenticeship at a birth center in Taos, New Mexico, while also doing academic midwifery study through the National College of Midwifery.
In 2007, I passed the NARM written exam, and decided to take my midwifery passion and skills abroad. I volunteered at the Hospitalito Atitlan in Santiago, Guatemala for three months as a midwife, doula, and surgical tech. This experience was inspiring and gave me a deeper respect and love for birth.
Not long after returning to the states, I started my own birth and mothering journey. I had two incredible home births in 2009 and 2012.
After a break from midwifery to care for my babies, I then resumed my midwifery path. I then completed a second apprenticeship at a birth center in Medford, Oregon.
I bring love and respect to every birth that I attend and clients have commented that I offer a space of quiet awe and a humble presence as a midwife. I am also passionate about educating families and am currently working toward certification as a Birthing From Within® mentor.
I practice the midwives model of care which includes, but is not limited to respectful, individualized care, providing evidence based information, natural comfort techniques and appropriate monitoring.
I would be honored to be your midwife, birth educator, or birth story healing facilitator. Feel free to reach out for a consultation. I would love to hear from you!