As a birth and postpartum doula, I draw from my experience as a parent, teacher, and academic researcher: I work to guide you through the overwhelming amount of information available to parents, and empower you to figure out what feels right for you, without judgment. I’ve learned that it’s easier to build lasting strength and resilience when you are well informed about your options and have trust in your team.
As a birth doula, I offer resources and physical and emotional support during your pregnancy and labor, whether you choose to give birth at home, at a hospital, or at a birthing center. I work with parents planning for vaginal or caesarean births, with or without pain medication, whether they are considered high or low risk.
In providing postpartum support, I work to help you develop sustainable rhythms as a family. Working from the assumption that new parents need rest and nourishment in order to tend to a new baby (let alone two or more!), I create space for you to rest, bond with one another, eat well, and even get some time alone. From these foundations, I help you set up systems in and outside of your household to make life manageable as everyone grows. This will look different for every household, but they may include:
I am trained as both a birth and postpartum doula through Carriage House Birth in Brooklyn, NY. I have worked with all sorts of families, and with birthing persons who are high and low risk, who have medicated and unmedicated births, twins and singletons, and cesarean and vaginal births. I have worked with babies who are breast/chest and formula fed, babies who have spent time in the NICU and those who did not. I also have personal experience with both breech babies and VBAC. I am trained in rebozo, breast/chestfeeding, and newborn care. I'm also Reiki 1 attuned and hold a Ph.D. in English Literature.