I am passionate about providing individualized, evidence-based care and ongoing Informed Consent. I adhere to the Midwives Model of Care outlined by the Midwives Alliance of North America. I do my best to stay current with evidence-based research in midwifery care.
I hold a bachelors degree from the University of Vermont. I later graduated with another degree in midwifery from the MEAC-accredited Midwives College of Utah. I hold the CPM designation and a Utah license to practice and hold between 5,000-10,000 documented clinical hours. I began as a staff midwife for a birth center in Keene, NH while operating a rural Vermont practice. Once in Utah, I worked for the busiest non-licensed midwife in the state and then I covered a more medically-minded birth center in Layton where we did 60-80 courses of care (births) annually. I am former clinical director, staff midwife & preceptor having oversaw the student program at a newer birth center in South Ogden in addition to offering home birth to my clients out of my Salt Lake private practice. I do hold birth center privileges at a Salt Lake clinical site for an additional facility fee paid directly to the site of approximately $1000 in addition to my regular fee. Contact me for details on this – everyone has chosen home birth after we discuss the option.
I offer services to families within an hour of my location, Sugarhouse, in Salt Lake City.
I have five children (two adults, three at home) and live in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City. We are a winter-loving family and can often be found recreating on the ski slopes or in the back country. Summers we like to sail on the Jordanelle with Park City Sailing Association
Licensed Midwife, Owner, Sego Lily Midwifery 2011 – present
Practitioner ~ practice offering complete maternity care for home and birth center births in the Wasatch Front and surrounding areas. Will travel within an hour from Salt Lake City.
Staff Midwife, Clinical Director, Preceptor – My Family Birth Center (South Ogden, UT) 2017-2018
Staff Midwife – Birthwise Maternity Care (Layton, UT) 2016
Primary care provider in a group practice for 60-80 clients annually. Home birth and birth center.
Staff Midwife – Arrivals Birth Services (Ogden, UT) 2015
Assist in clinic and births. Supervise student clinical hours. Home and birth center.
Staff Midwife, Monadnock Birth Center (Keene, NH) 2010 – 2011
Completed final year of clinical preceptoship and became staff midwife attending most births at the birth center.
Clinical Dean, Midwives College of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) 2009-2013
Supervised the clinical aspects of student study remotely across North America and provided clinical coaching to students and field faculty of the Midwives College of Utah. I have traveled to Calgary and Edmonton, Canada to study the midwifery model and education system there. I created and facilitated Clinical Rounds, a monthly student-led case presentation program. I also organized and facilitated Field-Faculty trainings. Lastly, but my favorite aspect of the job, I provided clinical relationship coaching to students and field faculty.
I have been conference instructor for the former Community School of Midwifery and the Midwives College of Utah.
University of Vermont 1992-1996
I graduated from the Kalkin School of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Later, I contemplated an MBA and completed masters level coursework in International Business Relations, only to decide a short while later that I wanted to serve women and families as a midwife in the manner in which I was served as I bore children. Making the shift toward midwifery education and earning another degree was an important turning point in my life and family.
Midwives College of Utah (MEAC Accredited) 2005-2010
I completed an intensive academic program and 1400 documented clinical hours, earned a degree in Midwifery and the CPM designation awarded by NARM (North American Registry of Midwives).
*NRP (neonatal resucitation program) since 2006
*CPR for the Professional Rescuer since 2006
*CPM (Certified Professional Midwife) since 2010
Continuing Education Complete
*Emergency Breech Birth (Midwifery Wisdom Collective) 2021
*Advanced Suturing Techniques (Dr. John Sanders) 2021
*Thyroid issues in Pregnancy (HiveCE) 2020
*CCHD using Pulse Oximetry (HiveCE) 2020
*When the Healer Needs Healing (HiveCE) 2020
* Fetal Heart Tone Surveillance – MEAC CEU, Suzanne Smith (2019)
* Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HiveCE) 2018
*Fetal Assessment in Labor (HiveCE) 2017
* Peer Review (3 hours) 2018
* Chart Review Weekly – Birthwise Practice 2016-2017
* Suturing II (Midwives College of Utah) 2014
*Birth Emergency Skills Training Workshop (BEST) 2013
*Suturing Level 2 (MCU) 2013
*Spinning Babies workshop (Oct 2013)
* IV Course Refresher (Oct 2013)
* Shoulder Dystocia Workshop (Oct 2013)
Volunteer and Civic History:
Elected Treasurer: Utah Midwives Organization (2016-2018)
Board Member/Consultant: Midwives College of Utah (2005-2009)
Board Chair: Northshire Day School ~ Manchester, Vermont – led a $5 million capital campaign and building project(2004-2008)
Board Member: Circle of Healing ~ Pawlet, Vermont (2008-2009)