Birth is intimate and challenging, beautiful and inquisitive. I have seen birth in many aspects and experienced trials and triumphs. My reason for becoming a doula starts with my own birth experiences. We struggled for many years before we were able to become pregnant. I remember that first day like today. Pregnancy is beautiful!
I noticed that between the birth of my first special baby and my last sweet one…the hands on support the care givers were able to provide was hindered. I am unsure of why this change has happened, but I know that I do not want any woman to be without full on support during birth. It is a precious and special time. A time for family bonding and first moments.
In the past 8 years (12 years with my own children), I have attended births in different capacities from photography to birth support. I love it! I cannot tell you how it feels to see this miracle of birth, but each time I get goosebumps! It is a privilege to be allowed in someone's birth space. It is sheer joy to be hands on support to a family prenatally through birth and to see the beautiful moments postpartum… I live for this!
How am I qualified to be your doula?
I am a proud mother of 4. Those sweet babies changed more in me than I ever thought possible. Still each day is a new adventure. Long gone are my days of diapers and breastfeeding, however each new phase is always my favorite!
After years of loving on and supporting family and friends, I took the leap to train and be soon certified by Prodoula. Their doula program is one of the most intense and rigorous. My love of learning made it an easy decision.
I have a deep passion for family and that lead me to receive my Masters in Counseling Psychology with a focus in marriage, family and child development. I have various other certifications and an unquenchable love of learning. I strive daily to develop myself personally and professionally, so I am at my best.
I look forward to hearing from you and would love to support your very own inspired birth!