It gives me great joy to make a difference in the lives of others! Meeting and helping new people brings me a satisfying sense of accomplishment. As a doula I have had the privilege to assist in more than 150 births. Each birth was unique and many of them have been first time mothers. I’m proud of my educational background and doula certification which I secured through Charis Childbirth, a rigorous Christian-based program. This accredited program prepared me to have comprehensive knowledge of childbirth and labor. In addition to my doula certification, I also am certified in neonatal resuscitation, lactation counseling and childbirth education which means greater peace of mind for you. My birthing experiences have been varied and diverse. Having aided mothers in numerous environments including homes, hospitals, and birthing centers has enabled me to be flexible and learn a lot about what birthing moms in all settings might need. I have assisted mothers with water births and have utilized various techniques including spinning babies (which is used to bring balance to the pelvis and help the baby to be born in the most optimal position), rebozo (the use of a Mexican scarf utilized by midwives for centuries to better position a baby during pregnancy and labor), massage and relaxation techniques. My knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and labor coupled with simple hands-on techniques encourages the best possible labor experience for couples. I have learned some invaluable skills such as active listening in my past experiences as a PCA and in hospice care, which were incredible training grounds that familiarized me in the areas of patient care and helped me to learn how to provide the emotional support a laboring family needs. I love meeting new people! It energizes me. Finding humor in everyday situations magnifies the beauty of life, and I remind my clients to enjoy the journey and consider every moment sacred. In addition to bringing various skills, techniques and a wealth of knowledge to expectant parents, I also bring a passion for empowering couples to grow closer through their pregnancy and birth experience. I look forward to serving you!