As a Full Spectrum Birthworker, I provide support for the full spectrum of pregnancy outcomes. I strongly believe everyone deserves to be supported and seen, no matter what their choice or the outcome is!
I truly believe you know more about what you are feeling in your body and what your body needs more than anyone. I am here to affirm your intuition, provide evidence-informed resources, and help you advocate for your needs!
For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in birth, understanding how our bodies transform throughout our lives, and how to support people through these changes. For most of my childhood up until my junior year in college, I thought I wanted to be an OB/GYN. I first heard about doulas while working at a daycare in college. After reading more about the role of doulas, a seed was planted and I started to think that being a Birthworker aligned with the type of care and support I wanted to provide for people. But didn’t end up taking the leap until early 2022!
I also have a biology background and have worked as an immunology researcher for the past 5 years working on a HIV and aging study and a Phase I HIV vaccine clinical trial at UNC-Chapel Hill. In the past year, I have also worked on projects regarding HIV and the microbiome, a COVID-19 antibody study, and a T1D study. I love geeking out about the immune system, and all things microbiome, and learning all of the ways to apply this knowledge for reproductive support!
I carry with me a personal understanding of how systems of oppression, social structures, and personal triggers can have an impact on your reproductive health and journey. My practice is rooted in Liberation and Reproductive Justice for all, trauma-informed care, anti-oppression, Queer and Trans-affirming care, decolonial futures, and helping others build community networks.
I love going to restaurants and trying new food, chillin in nature, and spending time with my partner Jypsy, our 5-year-old Foxhound mix Otis, and 2-year-old orange Tabby Leo! I also love gardening and caring for plants (we have 55!), laughing and sharing a meal with friends, and listening to music/making playlists!
I really look forward to meeting and talking with you about how I can help you on your journey!