My Training


  • Labor Support Course, 36 hours (Seattle Midwifery School) - July 2004
  • Childbirth Educator Training, 54 hours (Seattle Midwifery School) - September 2005
  • "The Transition to Parenthood: Relationship skills for the postpartum couple" (REACHE Conference) - March 2006
  • "Infant Sleep: Developing Reasonable Expectations and Teaching Parenting Skills Prenatally" (REACHE Conference) - March 2006
  • "How Social Issues Influence Medical Decisions: The Case of Circumcision" (REACHE Conference) - March 2006
  • "Becoming Mothers: The Emotional Journey and Developmental Process" (REACHE Conference) - March 2006
  • Breastfeeding Educator Training, 54 hours (Seattle Midwifery School) - June 2006
  • Childbirth Educator Training (ICEA Conference) - October 2007
  • Educating the Educator Training (ICEA Conference) - October 2007
  • Perinatal Fitness Educator Training (ICEA Conference) - October 2007
  • Hypnobabies Instructor Training - July 2008 (no longer a certified instructor)
  • Bringing Baby Home Training - October 2008
  • Professional Massage Training Course, 450 hours (Spectrum Center School of Massage) - Sept 09 to Apr 10
  • Basic & Advanced Aromatherapy Workshops, 16 hours (Spectrum Center School of Massage) - November 2009
  • Reflexology Workshop, 8 hours (Spectrum Center School of Massage)
  • Lomi Lomi Massage for Pregnancy & Labor, 14 hours (Carrie Rowell) - February 2010
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Workshop, 8 hours (Spectrum Center School of Massage)
  • Craniosacral Therapy Workshop, 16 hours (Spectrum Center School of Massage)

Weird Facts About Me

  • I have given birth to a 9lb 6oz baby and 8lb 10oz baby vaginally without pain medication.
  • My children know more about pregnancy and birth than the average adult. They can also correctly pronounce words like "placenta", "amniotic fluid" and "umbilical cord".
  • I'm a huge computer geek and own just about every Apple product possible.
  • I once won a beauty pageant: Miss Teen Brea USA 1998. I still have the tiara!
  • In college I studied interior design and dance.
  • I have visited 26 states and 11 countries (although I've never been below the equator).
  • I met my husband in a dance club. Modern Bride did a full spread article on our wedding called "Dancing Queen".
  • I could eat salad, pasta and chocolate every day and not get bored.
  • I think breastfeeding has been the easiest part of parenting so far and I love the smell of breastmilk poop.
  • I could say my favorite colors are pink and blue but, really, I love all colors. My favorite class in college was color theory.
  • My favorite movies are: Gone with the Wind, Yours Mine & Ours (the Lucille Ball one), Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Anne of Green Gables.
  • We don't have cable in our house but I love watching Mythbusters and LOST on Netflix.