Primary Location: Fort Collins
I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Northern Colorado, in 1976. I then completed her Master of Science in Nursing, Certified Nurse Midwifery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, in 2003.
I have worked at the Women’s clinic of Northern Colorado since 2004. I worked for many years as a labor and delivery nurse, and also as a prenatal care coordinator, teaching women to care for themselves during pregnancy. Midwifery seemed like a natural culmination of these two roles. I love providing care for women in all stages of their lives. I am a good listener, and try to get a complete picture of what my patients are experiencing. I come along side as helpful guide as women face life’s challenges and strive to be healthy, whether it is helping young women comfortable with their first exam, or older women navigate the road to menopause. Employing both medical knowledge and holistic concepts of care, I am able to provide wisdom and treatment for a multitude of health problems common to women of all ages.
Of course, I love being present as women and their partners welcome a new little person into their lives, helping support them as they give birth in the way they desire. Prenatal care, and labor and delivery are what I consider the “chocolate frosting” of my sweet job.
When not at work, I enjoy my family. My 3 grown sons, their wives and my 5 grandchildren can always make me smile. Good friendships and my faith keep my heart happy. I like to garden, kayak, hike, bike, and dance. I also speak Spanish and enjoy conversing. I love being a midwife and consider my role a blessing.