I am a DONA certified birth doula and a Carriage House Birth trained postpartum doula. I am also a HypnoBirthing Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Prenatal Yoga Instructor and an aspiring midwife. I use visualizations, massage and sound therapy to help laboring moms feel grounded, relaxed and confident during the birthing process.
I have been a NYS licensed massage therapist, specializing in prenatal and medical massage for 20 years. I am also a Reiki practitioner. I have 3 pregnancy massage certifications (Mother Massage, Loving Pregnancy Massage, and Bodywork for the Childbearing Year). I received my prenatal yoga certification from Yoga Education Institute.
Since 2011, I have led guided “sound bath” meditations incorporating vibrational healing with live musicians playing gongs, singing bowls, didgeridoo and hang drum. I now offer guided “sound bath” meditations with hypnobirthing techniques to expectant mothers to help them achieve a state of deep relaxation and eliminate fear and anxiety during childbirth.
Last but certainly not least, I am the proud mother of five children ages 14-29. Despite my youthful appearance, people say I have the wisdom of a grandmother. I have given birth in the hospital, birthing center, as well as at home and I am open to working with you in the environment of your choice.