Home Birth for Durango and the Four Corners

***2017 Update- After an exciting year working with the lovey ladies at Joy of Life Family Medicine I am returning to my private practice here at New Flower! I also welcomed a new baby of my own this summer! I will be accepting clients with due dates in 2018. Give me a call!

Please call for a free interview. I would love to meet you and your family to talk about
the care you are seeking and what I can offer you!

  • Registered and Licensed in CO and NM
  • Most Private Insurance, NM Medicaid, and CHP+ accepted
  • Comprehensive and personalized care
  • Waterbirths
  • I come to you for prenatal and postpartum visits!

I offer home birth midwifery care to low risk women in the comfort of their home. My practice is guided by the Midwifery Model of Care, emphasizes the importance of women centered care, and protects the right of every woman to make health care decisions that are best for her and her family. I support you with education and information so that you may be informed and confident when making these decisions. It is my goal that the women I work with will come out of their birth experience feeling empowered, safe, and supported physically and emotionally.
Childbirth is a journey, I would be honored to accompany you!

    Services Provided-
-working with the families of Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs, Farmington, and their surrounding communities-
  • Home birth includes comprehensive prenatal care including lab work, birth attendance, and postpartum care for moms and well babies. Extensive breastfeeding support is included for breastfeeding mothers as a vital part of postpartum care. All visits take place at your home.
  • Breastfeeding support is available to any breastfeeding woman. I can do phone consultations, home or hospital visits, and help you get off to a great start with nursing. I can also assist you with common complaints and concerns related to breastfeeding and the health of your baby.

  • Childbirth Education I team up with Beka Blythe of Stillwaters Birth Services for a series of natural childbirth classes a couple of times a year. Great for anyone desiring a natural birth at home or in the hospital. Call or email for more information!

         The Midwives Model of Care (as written by the Midwifery Task Force)

The Midwives Model of Care™ is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The Midwives Model of Care includes:
monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle
providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
minimizing technological interventions and;
identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention

As midwives, we believe the practice of midwifery to be distinct from the practice of medicine. We base our profession on a model of care which believes:
1. Each woman is unique and her care should be tailored to meet her individual needs.
2. Attending to a woman's emotional and spiritual needs is as important as providing adequate medical care.
3. Midwives are trained by other midwives, whether that training takes place in schools or through apprenticeships.
4. Midwives maintain a professional attitude and practice which promotes collegial and respectful relationships among all health care providers.
5. The relationship between midwife and client is collaborative.
6. Midwives support the inter-relationship of midwifery and communities.
7. Midwives promote the awareness of the connection between health of women, babies, and families; the environment; and the world communities.