After having my own children, I know the importance of having the support families need. With my training and experience it is my goal to elevate your birth journey so it is remembered in a positive light.
If you asked me what I wanted to be my response was always "A Mom." I am so grateful that my dream came true. There were certainly some challenges along the way. After my daughter was born I suffered a miscarriage followed by an ectopic pregnancy. Thankfully I went on to have my son.
Having the physical and mental support that is needed during all stages of parenthood is when I realized I had a second part to my dream. Helping people has always been my nature. I saw a need for more preparation, education and support for families.
I was extremely lucky to have wonderful Doulas by my side and I knew it was what I was meant to do. I feel great joy helping families achieve the birth they wanted and honored to share in such a special moment.
I struggled with breastfeeding my Daughter and exclusively pumped for many months. While pregnant with my son, I studied the Thompson method which is a much gentler approach of letting baby latch. It completely changed my views on the typical forceful techniques we are often taught and lead me to become a CLC. I had a long successful breastfeeding journey with him.
I also experienced first hand the fear and stress that can be put on mothers to follow hospital policies. These timelines often lead to unnecessary inductions and cesareans.
I believe having the confidence to trust that your body knows how to birth your baby will make all the difference in your experience.
Creating my family has been the happiest time in my life. I have a loving and supportive husband that has granted me the ability to be home to raise my children and pursue my passion as a Doula.
We absolutely love where we live and have all our favorite activities and people right at our fingertips. For this reason, we don't travel too often so you can be assured I will be available for your birth!
We love spending time together at the beach, parks, barbecuing with family and friends around our bon fire and sledding in the winter.