I have experienced new life through the lessons and stories of mothers young and old. I seek to embrace and steward a legacy of people who give their time, resources, and love to other birthing people.
I grew up on a farm filled with animals in central Ohio, and can tell you stories for days. Now I call Brooklyn, New York home and support families in all five boroughs through in-person and virtual sessions.
Being a doula has changed the way I interact with the world, it has further impassioned me to promote gentle delivery practices from our health providers and help grow the knowledge base of birthing people. I believe that doulas play a huge role in how the next generation flourishes on this earth.
And yes, I love a pair of fun big earrings ;)
We start with an introductory call, I will ask you about your vision for your birthing and postpartum experience. You will get to know me, why I became a doula, what our relationship will be like, and my experience.
From there you will decide if I am the best person to support and hold space for you and your family during this incredible time.
If yes, then we will get to work on setting up prenatal dates, sharing resources, and exploration of things you may not have known were an option for you/baby.
I promise to meet you where you are, be gentle and patient, and make you laugh <3
In 2018 and 2019 I took trips to Karatu, Tanzania (eastern Africa) serving two maternity hospitals as a doula. Working alongside an organization called Wombs of the World, I experienced the incredible journey of birth culture in Tanzania. Each labor and delivery was a blessing to bear witness too. Birth is something that unites us all, a constant among any nation or ethnicity.
Since then I have supported people with adoption plans, through COVID 19 restrictions, with cesareans, vaginal deliveries, and virtually.
Certified: Birth Doula through Birth Arts International
Certified: Lactation Consultant - from first latch to perfecting the feeding schedule!
Certified: HypnoBirthing® Educator - have your gentle relaxed birth the way your body intends!