Welcome! As your doula, I support your choices in birth and parenthood with compassion and care. My job is to educate, celebrate, validate, and help you; to fill in the gaps; to listen to you; to hold space and bear witness to your process; to offer comfort when you want it and space when you need it. I want you to feel educated and empowered as you make decisions about your body, your baby, and your growing family.
I support people of all races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and family structures. I bring empathy, nurturing, and a sense of humor to this work I care so deeply about.
Birth doulas are the only professional birth attendants whose sole responsibility is to you. Whereas doctors and nurses have multiple patients and shift changes, and your care providers generally arrive just for the birth of your baby, doulas provide continuous care throughout your labor and birth, and are not responsible to an institution. A doula’s presence in birth is associated with significantly lower rates of pain medications, medical interventions, and cesareans.
Postpartum doulas are trained in supporting you and your baby during the often-overwhelming 4th Trimester. Though we have comprehensive knowledge of the newborn period, we are not baby nurses; our job is to help you figure out how to function as a new family unit, which emphasizes making sure you are taken care of, as well as taking care of your little one. Most new parents don’t see their care provider for six weeks after birth - a lot can happen during that time! Loving guidance from a doula can make a big difference.