Born and raised in the upper Midwest, Mandy began her birth professional and massage therapy career in 2001 while living in New Mexico. There she attended her first births with a local midwife while attending massage therapy school and became a doula through the Birthing From Within philosophy. Later that year, upon completion of the programs and moving back to Minnesota, Mandy met her husband and married in 2003. By the end of 2005 they had two children, both born at home with midwives, and were residing in Chicago, IL.
In 2007, Mandy began her midwifery training through The National College of Midwifery earning an Associate of Science. Her clinical experience was diverse; she trained primarily with CNM’s and family practice physicians who specialized in maternity care and home birth. Her most unique internship was a winter spent in rural southwest Wisconsin serving primarily an Amish population. She graduated and earned her CPM credential in 2010. She has lived in Austin since 2011. Mandy is a member of North American Registry of Midwives, Association of Texas Midwives, Central Texas Midwives, is certified in Bodywork for the Childbearing Year ® and is a Registered Yoga Teacher. You can see Mandy in her convenient central Austin location within Pure Light Chiropractic at 3605 Manchaca Road, Austin TX 78704. Contact her today for a free consultation.
Mandy works hard to stay up to date with the latest in her field. Below are some of her numerous certifications on topics such as Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC), Water Birth, and Acupressure during Labor.