Elizabeth is dedicated to providing care that is individual to each person, creating an empowering environment to welcome their new little one. She cares deeply about providing families with high quality care that is centered on evidence based informed choice.
As a dedicated yoga instructor since 2011, Elizabeth had been living a natural and holistic life, honoring her body’s intuitive wisdom and strength. It was this mindset that first sparked her interest in midwifery in 2013, when she was introduced to midwives and the practice of midwifery while on a medical aid trip in Cambodia. When Elizabeth moved back home to the United States from Cambodia she pursued her calling to becoming a midwife. First becoming a Doula, Elizabeth went on to begin a dual enrollment midwifery program that included academic work through National College of Midwifery, while receiving her clinical experience in a high volume birth center, Mercy Maternity Center, in Davao, Philippines.
Mercy Maternity Center was started by two Americans to provide high quality maternal health care for families with impoverished incomes who would not otherwise be able to afford health care during pregnancy and childbirth. Being immersed in a new culture while learning a new trade, Elizabeth was able to better understand the role of a midwife overseas.
During her time at Mercy Maternity Center, Elizabeth was told by a patient that her experience with Elizabeth and the midwives within the Maternity center allowed her to have a birth experience that made her feel dignified and cared for. It was this voice spoken to Elizabeth among many other experiences in the Philippines that ignited an ongoing passion in Elizabeth’s heart for each childbearing family, in every corner of the earth, to be treated with great respect and dignity throughout their pregnancy and childbirth experience. Elizabeth feels that this is every birthing person’s right.
After her time in the Philippines, Elizabeth moved back to Minnesota to finish clinical training as a student midwife at River Valley Birth Center in St Peter, Minnesota. She then graduated Midwifery school and passed the North American Registry of Midwives examination, becoming a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). Elizabeth’s wish for each person during their childbearing cycle is to know that they have a strong voice, that their voice is heard, and to receive care that honors the uniquely individual and beautiful experience of welcoming a new baby.
Elizabeth now enjoys living in her home city of Saint Paul close to her family and friends. She loves to read, practice yoga, laugh, and get to know people from different backgrounds and cultures from herself.