it has been an honor to be able to study and learn with some of the finest teachers and midwives throughout the country and beyond. i invite you to meet them...
For three and a half years I apprenticed with River Valley Midwives, the oldest and most respected home birth midwifery practice in Western MA. I was honored to mentored by Midwives Jharna Harvey Ahmai, RN and Kristen Bernard RN, CST.
For a year I traveled to the North East College of Healing Arts & Science Distance Midwifery School with Elizabeth Mazanec, CPM, CH, M.ED.Midwife and herbalist with over 30 years of experience.
For a summer I worked as a Midwifery Intern at Casa DeNacimiento, a high volume free standing birth center on the Texan/Mexican boarder.
For two weeks I spent many intensive days and nights with the famed and special The Farm Midwives, including Ina May Gaskin, CPM and Pamela Hunt CPM in Summertown, TN
For a year that shaped my foundation for life and herbal studies I lived in Ithaca, NY and studied with herbalist 7song at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine.
For many years I have traveled to workshops, conferences and trainings to learn form experienced and famous teacher from around the world included...Debra Pascali Barno of DONA, BirthSource Inc of CAPPA, A Safe Passage: supporting survivors of sexual abuse, Hypnobirthing Instructor Training, Midwifery Today Conferences with Elizabeth Davis and Naoli Vinivar Lopez, NRP and Transitions with Karen Strange, B.E.S.T Birth Emergency Skills training with Andrea Dixon, CNM, Mercy in Action Expect the Unexpected Intensive with Jamie Dellesky
For a year I studied at the Misgav ladach Birth Hospital in Jerusalem learning from Shoshana Goldstein, CCE, and working many hours on the L&D floor
my best teachers have been the women i have served in labor and their precious newborns thank you