I am a birth and postpartum doula (certified through Carriage House Birth) and prenatal yoga teacher (certified through Prenatal Yoga Center). My prenatal yoga teacher training in 2013 opened my eyes to birth culture in NYC and informed my own pregnancy, but it was the birth of my daughter in 2015—and my postpartum experience—that truly opened my heart to birth and postpartum work.
Through my professional path as a former community organizer and book editor, I have relished my role of supporting others bring their ideas to life, through organizing and writing. Now, as a doula, I am honored to work with families as they journey through this amazing chapter in life—of welcoming and caring for new life, and also finding themselves anew.
My goal with Hypnobirthing is to help birthing individuals demystify the tools, find the ones that speak to them, and then make them their own.
In my free time these days you can probably find me writing nonsense with my daughter, dreaming of roadtrips, or getting lost in the aisles of a bookstore.
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I was drawn to work with pregnant people after discovering the power of birth when my Son was born at home in 2012. I became certified as a birth doula through Carriage House Birth in 2017. When introduced to the HypnoBirthing Mongan Method in 2018 I recognized how this style of coaching labor relaxation techniques could maximize the possibility for peace and joy during labor.
As a HypnoBirthing doula my aim is to aid in the preparation for birth as a natural occasion. Whether low risk or encountering special circumstances the use of these relaxation techniques, self hypnosis and being informed all contribute to an empowered experience.
My approach also greatly relies on the family preferences and intuition. It is important for me to support individuals in making choices that are reflective of who they are personally and gently guide them through the transition to parenthood. With affirmative reassurance and informed coping techniques my aim is to help invoke your ability to birth your baby in the way that is best for you, while maintaining a calm demeanor and inspiring peace.
With a background in Opera, Living Foods Lifestyle, and Aromatherapy I feel energized and ready to be part of the backbone of your birthing experience. In January 2018 I completed an initial Jin Shin Jyutsu training to further expand my non invasive tool kit to assist during birth, and enhance the possibilities for HypnoBirthing exercises to include touch.
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