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. I have been trained in the Spinning Babies approach to childbirth and Comforting Touch for Birth. Building on these practices, one of my strengths is the hands-on physical support I provide to my clients. As a trained Lactation Specialist, I also offer prenatal breastfeeding preparation and postpartum troubleshooting.
I am proud to support expectant parents in Marin and Sonoma 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.