“I have been a nurse-midwife for 22 years, providing full-scope midwifery – care during all phases of life. For the first four years as a midwife, I practiced in Nigeria, where I enjoyed group prenatal care focused on involving women in all aspects of their care and supporting each other. I love being a midwife the most when I can empower women to care for themselves – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. I value most being a true support to all women.
“I was born in Nigeria and was the fourth of seven children in my family. Both my parents were teachers. They raised me to be compassionate, selfless, caring and to always seek knowledge and find ways to improve myself. These qualities would lead me into nursing/midwifery, where I could care for women and be by their side through the journey of childbirth and beyond. I also have three children of my own and will forever cherish the midwives who were by my side through those times and their influence on my practice.
"I love to read, hike, dance, laugh, sew and, most especially, sing in the shower. I also love technology. My sense of curiosity and quest for knowledge feed my love for computers and technology.
"I would want my patients to know that I love all types of animals. I currently have four dogs, two cats, turtles and once I had a monkey!”
1980 – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Lagos University, Nigeria
1983 – Midwifery Certificate, Sacred Heart School of Midwifery, Nigeria
1994 – Masters of Science in Nursing, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
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