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 have worked in women's health for many years and have always been fascinated with pregnancy and birth. After many years as a childcare provider for newborns and infants, I made the change to become a doula. My choice was solidified after the birth of my niece - seeing how amazing and powerful my sister was. I am elated to devote my time supporting and encouraging mothers and families as they prepare to welcome a new member to their family.
I hold a Bachelors degree from the University of Maryland in Behavioral and Community Health. I am a Certified Birth Doula through DONA International and am a certified HypnoBirthing Doula. In addition, I provide postpartum support and teach childbirth education
As a doula, I aim to guide you through labor and birth through providing a calm, supportive, and encouraging environment using methods of HypnoBirthing. Learned breathing techniques along with visualizations and imagery aid in guiding the mind and body to relax, building confidence, and releasing tension. This leads to a more peaceful and carefree birth experience.
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I am a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula with Doulas of North America (DONA). I am also certified as a Lactation Counselor through the Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding.
I recognized the absolute necessity for physical, emotional, and informational support during the labor process and the early postpartum period after my own two challenging births and recoveries. An amazing Postpartum Doula guided me from a place of anxiety and uncertainty to being a strong and confident new mother. This experience also planted the seed for my desire to give this same support and guidance to women and families during this precious time. My two sons are young adults now, but I can still close my eyes and see my Doula’s face; that is how important her support was to me.
I truly enjoy continuing my education in birth and postpartum care through workshops and training. The techniques and practices used in Hypnobirthing particularly interest me and I believe they bring a unique and simplistic yet effective tool to the birth setting regardless of where it takes place. I have seen firsthand how Hypnobirthing practices can keep a couple calm and focused when I worked with a couple during a particularly challenging labor course (which ended in a Cesarean birth due to a medical crisis). I am excited to come along side birthing families and support them in this way.
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