Experience & Training

LeahCover_web My story really began in 1988, when I had my first baby. I fell in love with my daughter, the focus of my whole life changed and I began to feel the calling to work "with women".

I began apprenticing with midwife Leigh Waggoner in 1995 in Northwestern Wisconsin, where we lived for 16 years. After 2 years working side by side with Leigh, I caught my first baby under her supervision and continued to gain experience and knowledge from the generous women who allowed me to be a part of their pregnancies and births.

Experience and Training

  • Attended over 500 births
  • Bilingual; my second language is French
  • Trained in hydrotherapy and massage therapy at Alpine Springs Lifestyle Educational Center 1992
  • Completed an apprenticeship in Northwestern WI from 1995 – 1999
  • Enrolled in Ancient Art Midwifery Institute from 1997 – 2004
  • Worked in Mandeville, Jamaica with the International School of Midwifery 04/1999
  • Licensed in the state of Wisconsin since 2007
  • Worked in Haiti with Haiti Outreach Missions 02/2010 and Midwives for Haiti 10/2010 – 04/2016
  • Continued education in diverse topics relating to the practice of midwifery 1990 – present
  • Associates Degree in Direct Entry Midwifery from Southwest WI Technical College 2010
  • Certified Professional Midwife since 2005 by: the North American Registry of Midwives  till 02/2018
  • BLS/CPR/AED for healthcare providers - American Heart Association        valid till 3/2019
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider - American Heart Association             valid till 06/2018

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