For as long as I can remember, I have loved babies and birth. I have always had a deep respect for pregnancy, birth, and the new family unit, but it wasn't until the births of my own children that I realized I might be able to make birth and new family support into a career.
I jumped into birth doula training with DONA International in 2018 and I immediately fell in love with this role. I discovered that I loved teaching about birth as well, so I also pursued training childbirth education - and just a few months later after 3 days of training, hours of study, and a lengthy exam, earned my Lamaze Childbirth Educator certification.
As I continued to support families in birth, I noticed how much I also loved supporting them in their first few months as a new family, so I decided it was time to work toward becoming a certified postpartum doula as well!
As your doula and childbirth educator, I bring a wealth of information and experience to you. I don't bring any agendas with me - only evidence-based information. My goal is to give you and your family the attention and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your pregnancy, labor, and early parenthood.
I love working with expectant and new families throughout their experience of bringing new life into this beautiful world. I have experience supporting a wide variety of family units and cultural backgrounds and truly enjoy the time I spend with my clients.
I have such a love and respect for birth, and after the births of my two oldest children, I decided to take the leap into professional birth support.
I am also a licensed massage therapist, so caring for others has long been a big piece of my personal philosophy.
I see so much beauty in breastfeeding and am passionate about helping new mothers feel confident in their ability to feed their babies.