In 2011, I moved from Kentucky to Everett, Washington to chase my midwifery dreams. I became interested in birth work after training in massage therapy where I hoped to specialize in prenatal massage. In turn, I had discovered the road to becoming a birth doula. During this time I became inspired by the women working around me to create a better birth environment in a state where home birth and birth centers are not yet the norm. Families had to strive for choice in their childbearing years and were barred from options such as out of hospital birth. The passion of these women inspired me to become more involved and to provide every family with an experience that allows them to determine their care.

Since moving to the Evergreen State, I have graduated from a MEAC accredited school, MCU, and apprenticed with a high volume birth center. I have had the honor of attending over 350 births in hospitals, birth centers, and homes in Snohomish, Skagit, & King Co. Midwifery care is so much more than routine. As a midwife, I strive to nurture thoughtful and respectful relationships with the families I serve. 

Outside of the birth world I like to pretend that I am a textile artist by making messy, knitted, woven, and stitched pieces to hang around my house. I have two dogs, named Bert and Ramona, who I enjoy smothering with love and taking on hikes. My husband and I spend our free time watching reruns of Seinfeld and whipping up a storm in our kitchen.

 
Gabi was my midwife in the prenatal, birth and postnatal care of my second child. Not only is she a warm, loving and relatable person, but she truly cares about women’s health and creating the most natural and beautiful birthing experience as possible for her clients. I have no doubt that Gabi will grow a tremendous following with her dedication to, knowledge of, and passion for the profession of baby catching!
— J.W.