I have been fascinated by the process of pregnancy, birth and lactation since I was a little girl. I got to fulfill my dream and start learning about those subjects during my first doula training in 2002. I became certified in 2007 after another training, and have worked with parents ever since, going full time as a "birth worker" in 2015, after the birth of my 2nd daughter. That is when the world of postpartum support was opened to me and I love it. Being with new parents as they get to know their babies is one of my greatest joys. I also love to teach prenatal education and help them prepare for what's ahead: birth, breast/chestfeeding and newborn care. I love my role in easing the way into this tremendous transformation of becoming a newborn family.
I teach parents during your pregnancy, and offer support after the birth so they can have a satisfying birth experience and enjoy the first weeks of new parenthood feeling nourished, rested and confident in your abilities as a parent, transforming your initial postpartum time from exhausting to empowered.
Midwife's Assistant Training- May 2018- JJB Midwifery.
HypnoBabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula- HypnoBabies LLC- 2018
HypnoBirthing Support Techniques for Birth Professionals Certification- HypnoBirthing Institute-2017
Lamaze Childbirth Education Certification- Lamaze International-2017
Advanced Holistic Doula Certification- Whapio Dianne Bartlett- The Matrona-2016
Lamaze International Childbirth Educator Training- Lamaze NYC -2016
Advanced Doula Training- Trainers: Gena Kirby, Leslie Everest, Joe Valley-2016
Spinning Babies- Trainer: Tammy Ryan-2016
H.U.G. Your Baby Educator Training- Jan Tedder-2016
Childbirth Educator Training- Birth Arts International- 2015
Comforting Touch for Birth- Trainer: Yiska Obadia- 2015
Rebozo Technique, The Gena Kirby Method- Trainer: Amethyst Herstens- 2015
Certified Holistic Health Coach Training- Institute for Integrative Nutrition- 2007-2008