My Doula journey began nine years ago as a Head Start home visitor; my role was to collect families’ records but more often than not I was counseling clients on preparing for their births, and providing some postpartum support in the form of safe sleep and feeding guidance. I wasn’t able to invest in my clients as fully as I wished, feeling very distant from their lived experiences.The majority of my job remained technical in nature: tracking babies and toddlers hitting their milestones, helping get breast pumps, navigating WIC and job programs, and counseling on postpartum hair loss and nutrition.
It is the connection with my clients that drives my work. I invest my whole heart into helping you navigate your best possible experience through this amazing transitional time. I want all birthing people and their partners to feel safe, supported and informed. My approach is evidenced based and matter of fact with some humor thrown in. I will guide you with education, advocacy and resources.
“What matters to me as your doula is that you don’t feel alone, you feel heard. Let’s do this!”
I have trained with DONA and ProDoula. I’ve also completed training in Spinning Babies and with Karen Strange. I’m an Air Force veteran and a classically-trained French chef. I hold a Bachelors of Science in Family and Human Development, CPR certification and food safety certification. I put my whole background to use when serving clients, helping to bring you the very best information available, support you with my full resources, and join you on your journey.
When I’m not doing birthwork I can be found at a pure barre studio, hiking, cooking, line dancing or spending time with family and my Garfield like cat G.