About me
University of Illinois  B.S. Summa cum laude  1973
University of Illinois Master Program in Special Education 1974
University of Missouri  M.S. with highest honors 1976

Childbirth Educator
Certified by Informed Homebirth/Informed Birth and Parenting
now known as ALACE (1985)
Post graduate in Physical Aspects of Childbearing 1984
Childbirth Educator of the Year CAPPA 2001

Doula/Labor Assistant
ALACE - labor assistant workshop 1992
DONA International-doula certification 1997
Childbirth International - certification 2005
Attendance at more than 800 births

Midwifery
Mexico country contact for Midwifery Today 2002 to the present
Apprentice to Dr José Luis Grefnes - 2000 to present

Memberships   I am a member of the following:
MANA Midwives Alliance of North America  1996 to the present
Citizens for Midwifery 2002 to the present
CIMS Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Advisory Board member of International Cesarean Awareness Network
DONA 1996-2014
Lamaze International 2006 -2009

Additional Certifications
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification 2006
NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Certification 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014

Conferences
Keynote speaker HypnoBirth  2004
Speaker at all the following:
Midwives Alliance of North America 2005 and 2008
ICAN 2005 and 2009 Waterbirth International 2004 and  2007
Midwifery Today 2003  Parto y Nacimiento Humanizado 2009 and 2011
Celebrating Physiological Birth 2014

Personal
Mother of 3 adults 27, 30 and 32
Married to a guy who still asks about each birth

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