This blog is my attempt to blend together the things that I love the most: plant medicines, birthing, food, teaching, creativity, and self-expression. I write so that I may continue to dive deeper into those things that inspire me. I write in the hopes that something I say will inspire another to be open to their own passions.
I am a mother of a four year old boy who was born at home, in a waterbirth, with the help of his midwives, father and doula. I am currently pursuing a degree in Integrative Health at Northern New Mexico College. For the past several years I have been working with the Yiya Vi Kagingdi Doula Program as a community doula, childbirth educator, prenatal yoga instructor and for a time as program co-coordinator. I have studied herbology with the East/West herb School, Bridgitte Marrs, and interned with Tomas Enos of Milagro Herbs. I have been a practicing herbalist for 11 years now.
I am always willing to talk about herbal remedies, nutrition, and homeopathic remedies for mom and baby if it is desired. I am very comfortable working with mothers who want to breastfeed, and have helped many mothers and babies throughout the different stages of a breastfeeding relationship. I like to educate women to help them understand the many choices available to them in order to have a positive and healthy birthing experience. I seek to provide families emotional and physical support, non-judgement, and understanding. I believe very strongly in trusting a woman’s inner knowledge of the birth process and want to nurture mothers and babies so that they can have a strong and beautiful beginning.