“Midwifery is my calling. To me, there is no greater honor and privilege than to be invited into your most intimate and sacred moments of life. Birth is a miracle, and I am thankful to play a small role every time a mom gets her first glimpse of her baby.“
Eva’s passion for midwifery began at an early age. At 13, she was present for a family friend’s birth, and knew in that moment she was called to help women in childbirth. The calling was solidified when, at the age of 17, she witnessed the miracle of her first sibling being born.
Eva is a native of Neosho, MO, a small community in southwest Missouri. She attended Crowder College where she obtained her nursing degree and began working in local hospitals in 2002 in Med/Surg. In 2003, she began working as a Labor and Delivery Nurse with physicians and CNMs. It was during this time that her dream of becoming a midwife began to seem tangible and was encouraged by “wise women” and friends.
Eva graduated with her Master’s of Science in Nursing with a focus in Nurse-Midwifery in 2013, 3 days before her family relocated to Kansas City for ministry. While in Kansas City, Eva had the privilege of working at a free-standing birth center for 3.5 years, including acting as Clinical Director for over a year.
“My passion for midwifery deepened while working at that first birth center. In addition to honing my midwifery skills, I learned to just “be”: being present in the moment in a family’s birth space. I believe that a calm presence means more than any words that could be uttered.”
Eva also enjoys working for the Commission of the Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC) as an Accreditation Specialist. She considers it a privilege to meet midwives and tour centers all across the country that are striving to provide safe environments and exemplary care.
Eva is married with three children, and is looking forward to the birth of her first grandchild at the end of this year. She admits that coffee is her love language, but also enjoys volleyball, playing piano, and cooking or crafting for those she cares about.