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.
I am a Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator and Certified Lactation Counselor. I was drawn into birth work through curiosity and intrigue. I could not have anticipated the beautiful, empowering nature of birth and all it encompasses. I extended my practice to teaching HypnoBirthing after doula-ing my first HypnoBirths. It was then that I became wholeheartedly convinced of the power of the mind-body connection during pregnancy & childbirth.
As your birth doula I combine visualization & breathing techniques, positive affirmations, light touch massage and rebozo. Providing nonjudgmental support and evidence-based knowledge, I work professionally around your care provider and advocate for your birth preferences.
In January through June 2017 I lived in Tel Aviv, Israel where I led reproductive health workshops and was mentored by a fellow HypnoBirthing Practitioner with 20+ years experience. I am born and raised in NYC and hold a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design.
I am honored to support expectant parents of my home city!