I am a Full Spectrum Doula, Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, Certified Childbirth Educator, and have proudly served birthing people in New York City since 2018.
By incorporating the principles of HypnoBirthing with non-judgmental birth consulting, up-to-date resources, space holding techniques and a sense of humor, I provide birth support for families and births of all types (single parents, LGBTQ+, homebirth, VBAC, C-births).
I am continually inspired by HypnoBirthing families because of their commitment to themselves, their babies and their bodies throughout their pregnancy, birth and post-birth experience.
I was born in Oregon and have lived in many places nationally and internationally but I have been happy to call Brooklyn my home for the past four years. My first call to birth work was heard after attending an Art of Hosting course in Sweden, where I began studying methodologies of radical space holding. Since completing my training, I have held and facilitated circles in Sweden and beyond, while taking additional doula skills training in Hypnobirthing, Spinning Babies, homebirth support, and Childbirth Education.
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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