Certified Professional Midwife
I’m Heather, and my story of midwifery began over 29 years ago when I first learned what a midwife was, with my first birth, I knew this was my life calling. After the birth of my second child in 1993, I started my studies with Apprentice Academics. In 2000 I began my career as a Direct Entry Midwife (DEM).
As a midwife, I am fulfilled by serving my incredible clients as their families grow. Attending births builds my trust over and over in the body’s ability to transform and heal. I respect the responsibility of being a midwife and recognize what a privilege it is to facilitate an experience that best supports my client’s wishes. I believe that educated, informed consent is the best way for families to become empowered and make the best decisions for their pregnancy.
I was born and raised in central Florida. As an adult, I had the privilege to travel and learn from midwives of diverse backgrounds all over the country. From elder midwives on the verge of retirement to new midwives, it was an unorthodox beginning that I wouldn’t trade.
On a personal level, I have 6 amazing children ranging in age from 14-29. My 3 boys were born at home and my 3 girls were born in the hospital. I have had a 28-week preemie in 1992, a cesarean in 1993 and 4 subsequent VBACs. Except for my preemie, all my babies were breastfed from 6 months to 2 years.