Mercedes has been interested in the birth experience since the first time she witnessed her first birth at the very young age of 9 years old. It never crossed her mind to do anything else in life. To Mercedes, birth is a spiritual experience that challenges doubts and fears in the hopes to rise above. With that, she believes that part of a provider’s role in prenatal care should involve active support, learning, self-awareness, and growth.
Professionally, Mercedes found her way to the birth world by climbing a ladder of progression; first as a Medical Assistant, then as a Health Unit Coordinator, then as a midwifery student at MCU (Midwives College of Utah). While in midwifery school, Mercedes had the privilege to work as a DONA Certified Birth Doula where she attended births at home, local hospitals, and in the birth centers for over 6 years. After graduating as Certified Professional Midwife in 2020, Mercedes became a Licensed Midwife in Washington State and is now a member of MAWS (Midwives Association of Washington State).
Everyday Mercedes looks to grow and learn so that she can continue to find better ways to provide high-quality pregnancy care. Families that she has worked with have described her as patient, kind, funny, and loving. She finds that works out well because she feels the same way about them.
Midwives College of Utah,
Associate of Science in Midwifery
Additional Clinical Interests
Traditional Birth Work Practices, Language Inclusivity, Evidence-based Care, Doulas for All