It is possible to birth on your own terms...
Pregnancy and birth are a powerful rite of passage - a profound physical, emotional and spiritual experience that can have lifelong effects on your relationships with yourself, your baby and your partner. This is a vulnerable time and you may have many questions and fears, receiving so much well-meaning, often conflicting advice. As a doula, I act as an expert guide, blending evidence-based practices with traditional holistic techniques to help you navigate your path.
I have extensive experience in supporting your body's innate wisdom while advocating for your personal choices and preferences. I use my additional training in subjects like integrative nutrition, mindfulness meditation, herbalism and optimal fetal positioning to help you enjoy a healthier, easier birth.
I am a passionate advocate for expanding options for birthing families especially in underserved communities. To that end, I am involved in various projects, including reproductive rights advocacy, protecting the legal status of midwifery and mentoring doulas-in-training. As a community educator, I teach on a variety of topics including holistic reproductive wellness, mindful parenting and newborn care, and LGBTQ+ competency for healthcare providers.
I received my doula training from DONA International and have attended over 660 births since 2001. I was honored to be a recipient of a scholarship from Lactation Education Resources in 2013, through which I became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist. I hold a degree in Women + Gender Studies and am currently pursuing an education in Midwifery. I am fluent in English, Spanish and American Sign Language.
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