11/2009—Counselor Training at the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center.
6/2011—CAPPA Conference (10.5 CEU’s earned).
6/2012—CAPPA Conference (10.5 CEU’s earned).
10/2013–Neonatal Resuscitation Program online exam and practicum.
1/2014–Integrated Resuscitation of the Newborn; Karen Strange
7/2014–CAPPA Conference (11.5 CEU’s earned)
11/2015 – MANA Conference in New Mexico
CAPPA Certified Labor Doula (CLD: 2009-2015).
CAPPA Childbirth Educator (CCCE).
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certified (NRP)
Basic Life Support (Adult/Infant/Child CPR).
Experience in Birth:
2003-2007 – Births of my own four children.
Private practice labor doula since 10/2007.
Independent childbirth educator since 4/2010
2/2009-5/2009: Back-up assistant to Merrie Macdowell, RM.
1/2013-Present: Midwife assistant to Desirre Andrews, CPM, RM
Experience with: natural hospital births, epidurals, induction, cesarean section, VBAC, (including VBA2C), home birth (planned & unplanned), single mothers, all hospitals in the Colorado Springs area, and military families.
Memberships in the Childbirth Field:
10/2007 – Present: CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association)