About Jessica

 

 

 

I became involved in the Wichita birth community after a negative experience during my first pregnancy. I was uneducated and under supported which led to me making poor decisions and ultimately ending in an early induction and C-section. After that labor and birth I knew that there had to be other things out there and I began my journey to becoming a doula and childbirth educator. I have attended more than 800 births and I am continually amazed at what women can do when they are educated and have support. 

I am a founder and President of the Wichita Birth Alliance. WBA is an organization that educates and advocates for a woman's right to a safe and satisfying birth, and aids in the expansion of birth options in Wichita and the surrounding areas. We are part of a growing movement of birth activists striving to bring peace and dignity to birth by helping empower women to make informed choices about their maternity care.

I helped found and am on the Board of the Kansas Doula Collective. KDC was created to build professionalism, credibility, and relationships within the doula and birth community. I have also volunteered for many different organizations such as ICAN, Improvingbirth.org, and BirthNetwork. 

Education, Certifications & Qualifications
  • Direct-Entry Midwife

  • Certified Doula, Childbirth International

  • Certified Childbirth Educator, Childbirth International

  • Evidenced Base Birth Instructor®, Evidence Based Birth 

  • Slow Doula Method Certification, Doula Trainings International

  • Midwifery Apprenticeship ​

  • Helping Babies Breathe Certification

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification, American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Adult CPR/AED & Infant CPR-American Red Cross

  • Blood-born Pathogens Certification-OSHA

  • Birth Emergency Skills Training® 

  • S.T.A.B.L.E. Certification

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