My journey began with the birth of my first child. As a young mother in 1998, I witnessed the power of women mentoring women. The confidence that was nurtured played a large part in showing me how to make my own informed decisions.
"It's important that each woman and her partner experience a peaceful pregnancy and a birth that they desire. As a toLabor (ALACE) trained doula, I understand the natural process of birth and that our bodies are full of mystery, wisdom and creativity." – The Barefoot Doula
Our second child arrived in 2005. It was here that I was renewed by carrying and giving birth. My husband and I realized then that birth is not just a medical event, but can be a spiritual and emotional experience. This led me to my belief in the importance of encouraging each woman to find her own voice.
I began my pursuit in certifying as a doula with toLabor (formerly known as ALACE) in 2008. I have since completed my certification and have had the honor of attending numerous births in both hospital and home.
This journey has continued to support my study of aromatherapy, herbalism & placenta preparation and has resulted in furthering my education as a midwifery student (CPM) and apprentice with InnerBirth Holistic Midwifery. I am also enrolled in the Breastfeeding Educator Certification Program provided by Birth Arts International.
I am available to provide support throughout your own journey. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in having me be apart of your birth team.
Peace and Blessings.