I have had the honor of attending over 150 births as a Birth Doula, all different types of births and in all different types of settings. Not one birth has been more or less sacred and amazing than another. Seeing the strength and love that comes through during childbirth brings me so much inspiration. I feel tremendous gratitude for being invited to support families during these intimate and miraculous moments.
I love serving families in this way, with all of my heart and soul. I believe my job as your Birth Doula is to make sure you feel safe, heard, empowered, and supported both physically and emotionally.
I also serve families during the fourth trimester (first three months postpartum) as a Postpartum Doula and Newborn Care Specialist. Having been a Nanny for many years before I became a Doula, it has felt very exciting for me to get to use those skills and experiences to specialize in something so unique and important. Having non-judgmental support and care during those first weeks or months with your newborn is essential in establishing a healthy foundation for the entire family.
I specialize in caring for singlets, multiples and preemies and enjoy every aspect of tending to the entire family unit in a holistic way. I love weaving together aspects from various modalities of caring for a newborn to find the best approach for your individual family. I do not believe in a right and wrong way to care for or raise your children. I believe there is safety first, and then YOUR way, and I love getting to help you find your unique way.
I also believe you get to change your mind! I can also help you with establishing healthy and gentle sleep practices for your newborn so they can learn to sleep through the night on their own when it is healthy and appropriate to do so. Ultimately, my job is to work myself out of a job so you feel confident in caring for your child/children as a family unit when I leave.
Most importantly, I know that I never get to grow complacent in learning and growing. I am constantly continuing my education and learning from my experiences so I can be the best provider of care whether you are hiring me as your Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist or Educator.
Most importantly of ALL, I celebrate LGBTQIA+ individuals and families and am queer myself. I honor gender as a galaxy. I celebrate all bodies. I am committed to creating an anti-racist, anti-homophobic and anti-transphobic world. I would love to set up a free consult with you!
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