I discovered hypnobirthing during my own birth. As an experienced doula, I was looking for a birth preparation that would help me get out of my “thinking brain” and connect deeper with my body and instincts.
I had a beautiful birth experience and what I remember most is feeling calm and safe. My positive experience inspired me to become a hypnobirthing support doula.
I find that Hypnobirthing fits really well with my holistic doula approach, which is very much centered in nurturing the body-mind-emotional connection. I like to help expectant couples prepare for their birth with evidence-based information and positive, encouraging guidance so they can make decisions with confidence and intention.
I am also trained in comforting touch and relaxation techniques for birth and bring a grounding presence to the birthing room to help laboring mothers remain calm and centered during birth.
As a seasoned mother, I also enjoy supporting new families transition into a healthy and nourishing post-partum period and joyful life with a newborn, including with hands-on lactation support.
I do all of this with compassion, warmth and integrity.
Fun fact: I have six brothers and am the oldest and only girl in the family.
My certifications include: DONA Birth Doula Training, Certified Holistic Birth Doula, Comforting Touch Doula, Evidence Based Birth Professional, Hypnobirthing support Doula, and Certified Lactation Consultant.
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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.