I am a Doula, an Educator, a Mom Boss, a Registered Yoga Teacher and a passionately driven woman.
Working with growing families is my passionate heart’s work. Each birth I have attended and birthing woman I have stood by (knelt, squatted or crouched by) has reaffirmed why I do what I do– because birth and early parenting is a powerful time, and creating a positive impact on that time, however I can, is powerful work.
Prior to finding my passion for birth work, I spent years supporting people in roles within non-profit organizations across the country. I bring this experience (which taught me compassion, communication and what non judgmental support looks like) to my work in serving our birthing community.
Another influence on how I Doula is undoubtedly my years of experience with yoga and meditation practice. I can’t help but see the ways in which that seeps in to how I work at a birth and with parents in the sensitive time after a baby is born. Tools I originally learned through yoga, such as keeping calm, being present, relaxation and calm breathing are sometimes the most useful tools I can pass on – over all the little trinkets and tools a Doula can possess.
Professional training and on-going learning is important to me – as I’ve seen the value to families when in uncertain times, their Doula is calm and confident in the knowledge they have to share. With this strong value, I’ve taken a variety of trainings and certifications to best confidently serve families. A list of my trainings and certifications can be found in FAQ.
I am a mother to 3 incredible kids. Their births, all so very different, helped to propel me toward becoming a Doula. I am a professionally trained Birth and Postpartum Doula, as well as a Birth Photographer.
All my life I have been drawn to new mothers and babies. This career chose me. Now that my own children are growing older, I have the time to put into helping other women find confidence in their own journeys into motherhood, and this is one of my greatest joys.
I love watching women discover how strong they really are and helping them to trust their bodies, their instincts and their babies. I strongly value informed choice. As a Doula, I help women and their families learn what their options are so that they can decide for themselves what is best for their families and then support them in those choices.
I believe that every woman should feel loved, supported, and heard, during pregnancy and birth. I feel very blessed that so many families have chosen me to help them through this very intimate and important time in their lives. I equally love working with the partners of birthing women, helping them be as involved in the experience as they are comfortable with. I truly believe that Dads and Doulas make a great team!
I am always excited at the opportunity to learn more, and look forward to continuing my professional education, as well as learning from the families I work with, as they are often the greatest teachers! A list of my trainings and certifications can be found in FAQ.