I was born and raised on a farm in Germany roaming the countryside in search of new adventures as a child where I developed a deep love and respect for nature.
My journey through my professional life started in Germany as a Pediatric Nurse where I worked in Pediatric Oncology. In 2001, after moving to Austin, I started my doula career and spent 8 years serving women and families. When I began the Association of Texas Midwifery Training Program, I was awarded the annual student scholarship. I also was awarded Student of the Year in 2011, the highest honor given to a graduate. I began my clinical training at Heart of Texas Midwives with Mary and Debra as my preceptors. I finished my clinical requirements at the Austin Area Birthing Center where I continued to work after graduation. In this high volume setting I gained valuable experience to expand my skills as a midwife. I am honored to work alongside Debra as a partner and friend.
I’ve been married to my husband, Bill, for 14 years. We have two children that were born at home into the hands of midwives. My life was forever altered through their labors and births. Josef was born in 2003 and Sofia was born in 2006. My midwife provided me with the gift of holding the space for my journey through labor and birth and that changed everything. Each of my children proudly points out the exact spot in the house where they were born.
Through my journey of living on two continents, speaking two languages, holding several degrees, working in hospital settings, home births, and the Birthing Center, I have cultivated the art of accepting people for who they are. I am a guide for their journey so they can own their experiences. I deeply trust the safety of home birth with a qualified midwife. The safety of mother and baby are just as important to me as it is to the mother, father, and their families.
Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program 2008-2016Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) North American Registry of Midwives (NARM 2016)
Licensed Midwife (LM) Texas State Department of Health Services 2016 Certified Doula (CD) Doulas of North America (DONA) 2001
Certified Breastfeeding Educator Texas State Department of Health Services, 2002 Lachnerklinik School of Nursing Munich 1996-1999
Licensed Pediatric Nurse Upper Government of Bavaria 1999
Pediatric Nurse Kinderklinik Schwabing, Munich 1999-2000