First Memory Midwifery
Home Birth & Well Woman Care in Duluth, MN
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Education & Training

Education & Professional Background

  • Completed midwifery training , traditional apprenticeships and certification as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). Sat for and passed the NARM Midwifery Exam for CPM certification in 2016. Licensed by the state of Texas. (2016).  
  • Intensive three-year midwifery skills training and apprenticeships across two busy practices, with three different midwives, in Austin, TX
  • Concurrent academic midwifery study with Ancient Art Midwifery Institute, as well as focused independent academic study and community group study opportunities.
  • Multiple trainings, classes and workshops with a variety of organizations and teachers including Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn with Karen Strange, CPM; Birth Emergency Skills Training with Andrea Dixon, CNM; and Expect the Unexpected: Midwives Handling Complications in Out-of-Hospital Settings with Mercy In Action, among many others. 
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 
  •  CPR for Professional Rescuer certified by the American Heart Association 
  • Active member of the Lake Superior Birth Collective
  • Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, College of St. Catherine (now St. Catherine University), St. Paul, MN. Worked for over 10 years as a Cardiac Care, Cardiovascular ICU, and Medical-Surgical ICU RN, Charge Nurse and Nurse Preceptor in the Twin Cities, MN
  • Birth Doula, trained with ToLabor (formerly ALACE), in private practice in Minneapolis, MN and Austin, TX 2009-2015
  • Past member of Minnesota-based The Childbirth Collective and  Austin, Texas's Central Texas Doula Association (CTDA)
  • Chapter Leader of ICAN of the Twin Cities (2004-2007)
  • ICAN of the Twin Cities Board Member (2009-2012)
  • Member of the Twin Cities Birth & Baby Expo Planning Committee (2009-2012)