Midwife means “with woman” and, as a certified nurse midwife, I am committed to being with women. I am committed to caring for women, beginning at puberty and throughout their lifespan. I love helping women learn about and not fear or feel shame for the normal processes their bodies will go through over time. My goal is to help women become active participants in their own health care, realize their own optimal health, and discover their inner strength. I enjoy helping and encouraging women so they can learn to listen to and trust their bodies and protect their health. Puberty can be a frightening time for many young girls as they are becoming young women. Pregnancy is a pivotal time and birth can be such an exciting yet vulnerable time. I want young girls and women to feel listened to, their concerns heard, and know that they and their babies will have supportive and evidence-based care throughout these important times.