Each one of us is blessed with a richer experience when we are lifted up by others. I have always loved mamas and babies; and my own journey through childbirth and postpartum revealed for me how steady, personal support can empower women and families in this stage of life.
Childbirth is a transformative experience to be considered with care and approached with an open heart. I am committed to supporting your choices and building your confidence in your body and in birth, itself. Most of all, I hope that you will look back on this birth with wonder, satisfaction and pride. You are amazing. Your body is remarkable.
I was first drawn to birth work because of a desire to care for families at this transitional time. But the support of a doula is not only a work of the heart, there is real evidence for the positive difference it can make for women and babies:
more positive feelings about the childbirth experience
more likely to have a vaginal birth
more likely to have a shorter labor
higher rates of breastfeeding
fewer medical interventions
less likely to have pain medication
less likely to have a cesarean
less likely to have newborn complications or NICU admissions
Working with a doula feels good and is good for you!
In addition to my training and certification with DONA International, I continue to learn and refine my support practices. Additional trainings include Spinning Babies, Comforting Touch for Birth, Rebozo for Doulas and Lactation Specialist breastfeeding support. Building on these practices, one of my strengths is the hands-on physical support I provide to my clients during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
I am proud to support expectant parents in Sonoma and Marin counties, choosing to birth at home, hospital or birth center.
I’m a Bay Area native, currently living in Petaluma with my husband, two kids and a large dog that hogs the bed.