Paula

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Occupation Midwife
Location Prescott, Arizona, United States
Introduction I became interested in midwifery in 1976 when I had an experience that changed my life. I was pregnant with my second child and I was asked by neighbors to assist them with childcare during their daughter’s labor. She had a very long labor and rather than providing childcare I ended up catching the baby. I was struck by the fact that she was in complete and absolute control of her experience. I was changed that day and felt drawn to find a way for all women to have access to that kind of experience. However, my own belief system led me to acquire training so that the women under my care would not only be empowered but also safe. I began my studies in 1978 and attended the Arizona School of Midwifery in Tucson. Since then I have had the tremendous honor of supporting many women and their families in this incredible rite of passage. I am a member of the Midwives Alliance of North America and the Arizona Association of Midwives. I have been a childbirth educator for many years and a La Leche League Leader. I have also served on the advisory committee to the Midwife Licensing Department and served two terms on my local School Board.
Interests In my personal life my husband and I live in Skull Valley, Arizona. We have five grown children and are expecting our 10th grandchild. I also enjoy gardening and tribal belly dancing.