It has been my privilege to serve over 500 women and families from pregnancy to postpartum. I am a certified birth and postpartum doula, certified lactation counselor (CLC), newborn care specialist, and student midwife. In addition to 8 years as a professional doula, I bring a background in early childhood education and advanced training in newborn behavior and infant sleep to the table, along with hours of continuing education every year to ensure I am providing the best support possible.
A mother of four myself, I have spent a cumulative total of 9 years breastfeeding my babies, with birth experiences that include hospital birth, homebirth, and a preemie in the NICU. I am wife to a wonderful husband and kitty mom to one spoiled house cat.
I came to birth work largely due to my own birth experiences. I felt overwhelmed at the vast amount of information I didn’t know, the decisions I had to make, and the emotional and physical transformation of becoming a parent. I was fortunate to work with a midwife for my third birth that truly showed me what respectful care, compassion, and support could look like. She listened to me so completely, supported me, and helped me write my birth and postpartum story. After that, I knew I wanted to help other women the same way.