As your home birth midwife, I provide complete prenatal, birth and postpartum care. On call 24/7, I am available to answer questions, safely guide you through the intimate journey of pregnancy and birth, and celebrate with you as you welcome your child into the world. I bring a deep trust in birth and in the strength of each birthing family.
Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed Midwife
Renée has been attending births for ten years. The majority of her midwifery training took place in Minneapolis with a busy home birth practice and then at a birth center. She's had the privilege of attending births in rural Iowa and Colorado with midwives who serve Amish and Mennonite families. She is a Certified Lactation Educator and will be sitting for the exam to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant exam in October. She has a BA in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Renée’s commitment to compassionate maternity care was inspired by her grandfather, a practicing doctor until his late 80s, when he volunteered at a hospice run by nuns. Hearing his stories, following him on rounds, and seeing the close relationships that often grew between him and his patients taught her that good medicine has to include “being there.”
She loves to dance, hike, and swim in every lake, river and ocean she can find. She's taking poetry classes at Berkeley City College and has been nurturing her meditation practice for five years.