I’m passionate about supporting mothers during this simultaneously joyful and sometimes overwhelming time of life. My goal is to help ease your transformation into becoming a mother- whether for the first, second or third time. I utilize acupuncture and other modalities in addition to teaching simple, effective ways to feel healthy and confident during pregnancy and the postpartum time. No matter what type of birth you’re envisioning, I am here to help you feel supported, empowered, healthy and energetic. I provide evidence-informed information and have an extensive referral network of birth professionals to help along the way.
Perinatal Acupuncture Research Summaries Project:
I am currently completing a project with the goal of making perinatal acupuncture research data and practical information easily accessible to both patients and medical professionals. Utilizing what I've learned in the MAMPS program (see description at right), I have written acupuncture research summaries along with information and resources on a variety of pregnancy health topics. To see the topics completed to date, click here.
My Perinatal Acupuncture Training:
Although I’ve been working with pregnant patients for over 11 years, I’ve recently completed 3 years of specialized training through an intensive mentorship in perinatal care (MAMPS) with internationally recognized experts in the field including Debra Betts (NZ), Sarah Budd (UK), Claudia Citkovitz (US) and Zena Kocher (US). I am currently working on a yearlong project with the goal of making perinatal acupuncture research data and practical information easily accessible to both patients and medical professionals.
MAMPS Certificate in Research Literacy in Maternity Acupuncture (completed 2019)
MAMPS Certificate in Practical Maternity Acupuncture (completed 2019)
Ongoing, regular participation in MAMPS mentorship and peer mentoring