As a child, I held babies. As a teen, I took care of babies. As a young adult, I talked about birth, watched documentaries and YouTube videos of births, grilled my friends about the details of their births….and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After working in an office for a couple of years, I realized that supporting families and babies during birth and the postpartum period is my true passion, and I began my journey as a birth and postpartum doula.

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In December 2015, I completed certification with Birth Arts International.

In January 2017, I completed certification through PALS Doulas.

In February 2016, I attended Penny Simkin’s “When Survivors Give Birth” workshop in order to sensitively serve people who have experienced sexual abuse.

In December 2016, I was trained in proper rebozo techniques, which is another great tool in my bag for laboring people.

In February 2017, I completed StillBirthDay‘s Birth and Bereavement Doula certification, which focuses on families experiencing loss and pregnancy after a loss.

In May 2017, I attended a Spinning Babies workshop so that I can help parents make their labors more efficient and help baby be born smoothly.

In August 2018, I audited a HypnoBirthing class so I can support families utilizing self-hypnosis techniques.

In March 2019, I took a four day training to become a postpartum doula, and in June 2020, I completed certification with NAPS Doulas.

I am passionate about supporting all families throughout their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. I’ve served single parents by choice, queer families, immigrant families, first-time parents through fifth-time parents. I want all families to have the support they need to bring their baby home.

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When I’m not serving families, you can probably find me reading a book {or three!}, spending time with my wife and her cat, or laughing with friends. I’m a huge nerd and can talk endlessly about Harry Potter and “Doctor Who” and other literary and/or British obsessions {don’t even get me started with “Call the Midwife” – I love it so much!}.

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