I doubt that I can say more than I have told you in the first chapter of Sacred Birthing, because it’s all about me! Yet, if you haven’t read it, here’s my abbreviated blurb:
I was born in Paris of American parents, and grew up in Maryland. I had a very difficult birth which spurred me into the field of birth for my whole life. At 10, I told my mom I was going to deliver babies when I grew up. I came in with this understanding, for I had been a midwife many many lifetimes before. As excited as I was about that, I was to do other things first, in order to come to birth from a larger perspective. I had a son, Bryce, in ’73, and a daughter Alec, in ’76, who initiated me into the whole spectrum of birth.
I founded the Lancaster Waldorf School, in ’79, (that later moved and became the Susquehanna Waldorf School,) and taught Kindergarten for six years. This experience taught me all about the endless flow of creativity that comes from other places; it also reinforced my dream of midwifery, and gave me a overview of children’s wounding, through a weekly practice called the “Child Study.”
After a divorce, I became a Past Life Therapist, (’87) and was shown that every client of mine remembered their birth experience! As unexpected as this was, to them and to me, it was even more amazing that they all told me the same thing: that these protocols of ‘normal’ birth hurt. Knowing that I was headed into the field of midwifery, my ears perked up, and I knew that I would create something that didn’t hurt a newborn baby. I specialized as a Birth Therapist when I understood how healing it was for an adult to make their birth experience conscious.
I finally became a midwife in ’92, being given the births at midwifery school that showed me wonderful ways to practice and why.
Birth Trauma became a passion of mine. The inner work it required was the same inner work that was needed by pregnant parents. After doing that, I could move forward to finally become the midwife I knew I could be.
In 1996, my birth assistant, David, and I wrote up all we had learned from our birth clients to become Sacred Birthing Insights, the foundation of Sacred Birthing Seminars that traveled the Northwest U.S. and Canada, to teach about SoftBirth for babies. As that was put to rest, it was rolled into the Sacred Birthing, the book that took 7 years to write. It was published in 2003.
I founded Sacred Birthing Foundation in 2001, and gave The Sacred Vision, (2005) a workshop for midwives and Doulas, on Maui, Hawaii. A wonderful international group of Birth Keepers gathered and later created the Guiding Circle, (Board of Directors) of Sacred Birthing. Kauai became its home because of a call from the whales, and the Sacred Birthing Educational Center was born: classes and workshops came about, from Preconception classes, to Parent’s Birth Classes, Sacred Birthing Community Doula Training, and Infant Massage, with Barbara Essman, Heal Your Own Birth weekend workshops, and a Birth Symposium. It was a vital inspiring time on Kauai with many aligned hands and hearts.
Times shift, and I wrote my dissertation on Lovemaking and Conception, and graduated in 2015 as Doctor of Divinity. When living in Spain, it was reworked to become my next two books, Conceiving Souls of Magnificence, and Making Love to Source. Then Sacred Birthing, Birthing A New Humanity, received my attention. Its Second Edition was published May 1, 2017, and the Sacred Birthing Insights were divided into Insights for parents’ actions, and Soul-Needs that spoke of the baby’s needs and why.
Then, living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Sacred Birthing again asked to be refined to become the Third Edition, 2020. I finally saw the wholeness of the vision I was given so long ago: “You will create a new kind of birth for the Master Souls coming,” and the book reflects it now. It was not yet time to create the Sanctuary for pregnant parents, but the understanding of helping our babies hold their highest vibration was in place.
Pearls of Sacred Birthing, an introduction to my understanding of conception and birth, was compiled and written in Iowa, and I am now living in the desert of the SouthWest, preparing the Sanctuary to be a place of beauty.
There you have it!
You can find the whole Sacred Birthing Series books on Amazon, here.