Megan

Serving Northwest Arkansas

 

 
 
Photo By: Creative Touch Photography

Photo By: Creative Touch Photography

Megan's first experience with pregnancy and birth came at a young age as she experienced it personally as an 18 year old teen mother. She was blessed with the support and education her midwife offered her. Being only 19 at her time of birth she was able conquer her goals of an unmedicated birth and breastfeeding for 6 months. She later learned that other women had not found this same education and support. Her drive to be more than just that friend you turn to with questions was intensified when her sister allowed her to be a part of her birth, and then her bridesmaid shared the same sentiment. At that time in the extreme rural area, the term doula was not known, but a new doctor made the reference and her future path was set! It quickly became apparent the community didn’t understand they had options once Megan began sharing. Very soon the small area experienced the education of home births when Megan attended her third birth in a neighboring town. The idea of breast milk sharing became known and a network was set up between mothers when Megan herself thanked 3 women for donating to her own daughter through social media. Megan's drive for education would grow and produce fruit over her 2 and a half years in rural Illinois. But it was through her collegues in her training organization that showed her that Arkansas was where she belonged. Like minded families to surround herself in the natural state was what her heart had yearned for. Megan's family takes on any opportunity to learn. They enjoy all the local educational and diversity events that NWA has to offer. Research and hands on experience in any topic, keep Megan and her family driven and asking for more. Megan is personally experienced in breastfeeding, exclusively pumping, supplementation, babywearing at all ages in all environments, infant care, and all types of birth environments. Educating parents through all options during birth is her passion. She understands that not all parents feel comfortable to ask questions in a clinical situation of ob appointments or in a hospital and recognizes not all medical staff afford the time and knowledge some families prefer. She offers an approach that leads to a sense that no question is too embarrassing and all situations are normal and solutions are just a question or resource away. She looks forward to celebrating with you your pregnancy, birth and postpartum time the way your family envisions it.