I am a birth and postpartum doula certified through Doula Trainings International (2016) and a certified lactation counselor. I am a born and raised New Yorker, currently living in Brooklyn. I grew up in a large apartment building on the Upper West Side and at a young age gravitated towards helping mothers with their infants and toddlers. I majored in Film Production and Gender/Feminist/Sexuality studies at Oberlin College - it was there that I first learned about the magic of birth workers. After assisting my cousin in the birth of her baby, I knew that I was called to do this work.
I love to support women and their partners through the journeys of birth and postpartum - I strive to make these transitions into parenthood as smooth and rewarding as possible. In my doula practice I am calm and compassionate.
I’ve always had a healthy practice of yoga and meditation, so I was naturally drawn to the ideas of HypnoBirthing. I help my birthing clients stay relaxed and as comfortable as possible with breathing techniques, visualizations, essential oils, light touch massage, and other HypnoBirthing techniques. I make sure that my clients have a solid foundation of these techniques (and a luscious safe space to drift off to) in their birth tool boxes so they feel prepared when the time comes. I also provide the families I work with evidence-based information to empower them to be confident in the choices they make.
I have had the pleasure to work with LGBTQ families, single mothers, first-time parents and many different kinds of births: vaginal births, VBAC, unmedicated, medicated, and cesarean.
When I’m not at a birth or a home visit I am doing comedy with my queer improv team or drinking coffee with friends.