I became a midwife in 1995 after receiving degrees from Hunter College School of Nursing and The University of Pennsylvania. Since then I have had the privilege to care for women and their families in a rich variety of settings. These include freestanding and in-hospital birth centers, small private practices, public health community clinics, and urban hospital-based services caring for some of society’s most vulnerable members. Across these diverse environments I have been dedicated to supporting women in being informed, active participants in their health care and realizing their power through the process of birth and motherhood.
I found my way to midwifery while earning bachelor degrees in English Literature and Theatre from The University of Vermont. It was there that I happened upon an elective course in Human Relations and Sexuality which awakened an awe and respect for the gifts and capacity of the female body. After graduation I went on to work and travel both nationally and internationally. During this time I became committed to providing safe, supportive care to women during transformative times of their lives. Midwifery was the undeniable calling to pursue this goal.
Not a day goes by that I don’t feel honored to do this work. After 14 years of commuting in to New York City, I am thrilled to be part of a thriving practice near my home in Montclair. In my free time I enjoy hiking, cycling, and travel to far- flung destinations with my husband—an artist, graphic novelist, and teacher, and my son—my pride, joy, and inspiration.