My path in the medical field began in 2008 when my son was 8. I had always wanted to be a nurse, but never pursued that dream. I did start by becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, however I wanted to do more so I studied for a year and did an externship and became a Certified Medical Assistant. I have always been drawn to help others but my passion has always been mothers and babies. As I tried to figure out the course work and which direction I would head next in the medical field, my path led me to Placenta Encapsulation. Back to where I wanted to be, helping new moms and babies.
I learned about Placenta Encapsulation from a friend in Texas who has a very successful business there. She encouraged me to pursue this area of study. When she informed me the greatest benefit was that it helped with postpartum depression, I was on board. I look back now and realize that I went through a severe bout of undiagnosed postpartum depression after my medically fragile son was born in 2000. I then endured my second battle with undiagnosed depression with suicidal ideation in 2010, when I battled Breast Cancer, job loss, and my son being relocated to live with his dad in Colorado while I recovered from cancer. I am now healthy, employed, and my son is now back with me! Dreams are coming true, and doing this is my new dream!
I am no stranger to the battles of depression. There is such a negative connotation that depression is a bad thing, a term not to be discussed or a diagnosis that should not be mentioned in medical records. However, it is lonely and scary to travel this journey alone. Hence why I feel pulled and compelled to help new moms start their journey of motherhood with a more natural approach.
I am currently working on my placenta encapsulation certification through the Association of Placenta Preparation Arts. As the leader in encapsulation training the Association of Placenta Preparation Arts (APPA) has very high standards in ethics and preparation. Please visit the website https://placentaassociation.com/ for more information.
As a Certified Medical Assistant and through the encapsulation certification training, I am very familiar with, and have been trained in, the most current sterilization policies and procedures set forth by the certifying board of Medical Assistants by the Washington State Department of Health and the APPA . I have training in Bloodborne Pathogens and I hold a Washington State Food Handler’s Permit. I will always strictly follow all OSHA, EPA and APPA guidelines.
As a Mother, Wife and Survivor I welcome you to Full of Life Placentas! I am very excited to help you through your postpartum journey and honored that you chose me to help you through this most amazing transition to motherhood.