Certifed Doula, Wellness Coach, CLEC
offers birth and postpartum doula services and breastfeeding support to meet the needs of expecting and growing families
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I began assisting families as a doula in 2011 and fall in love with the work more and more each day! Woman's health has always been a passion of mine. It's a beautiful thing when a passion and a career come together.
My work history
includes 15 years of experience as a childcare provider for numerous families, primarily caring for infants through early childhood age. I also taught children's dance classes for a number of years.
The first 20 years of my life were spent practicing ballet semi-professionally. Dance not only provided me with a deep understanding of the human body's potential, but also the dedication and passion that I have applied to my work as a birth professional.
My science degree provided me with the foundational knowledge of human anatomy and physiology which is helpful in understanding the birth process. My studies included classes in holistic health, woman's health, nutrition, health promotion and education coursework.
In 2008, I spent a year of intense study delving into the world of holistic therapies. I became a certified yoga instructor at the 200hr level, attended 100+ hours of Thai massage training, became a Reiki level 1 practitioner, and studied aromatherapy & acupressure. As a birth doula, I utilize my knowledge of mediation, visualization, holistic and natural modalities to help my clients in labor. I am familiar with hypnosis in childbirth and have observed both Hypnobabies and Hypnobirthing childbirth education series. I completed the Hypnobabies Doula Certification in November 2016.