Childbirth Educator/Doula

As an educator, it is my joy to share basic birth knowledge of labor, medications, interventions, alternatives, and comfort techniques which can assist a couple through the birth experience. I see the “aha” moments in their eyes as they gain understanding of the basics, which were before unknown to them. And, as study progresses, then comes the realization that birth actually can be a gratifying and awesome experience, as well! I also share alternative birthing strategies such as Spinning Babies, HypnoBabies, and Hypnobirthing, to give them more options for their birth. I can offer you Private, semi-Private and group Childbirth Education. I can tailor my class to your special need and schedules.

Certified Lactation Counselor

As a lactation counselor, I desire to support breastfeeding Mamas as they manage this new relationship between them and their newborn. I love to teach Mamas that they “CAN” do it. I share resources that will help them receive additional support when necessary; and I offer instruction on the use of their breast pump as well as manual expression.

Birth Doula Training

As a Birth doula, it’s an honor and privilege to walk a couple through the miracle of birthing their precious child. Teaching them what the body is capable of, and that labor IS manageable, helps open the doors of their understanding, so they realize it doesn’t have to be like all the “stories” they have heard! This dovetails into training others who want to share HOW to have this kind of birth! Many women have a deep desire to assist in the birth process, help give women the power they forget they have, and draw the couple closer, through this birth. This is a gift that is not given to all; and that is why I call it the “doula heart”. I seek out those who share the passion to empower women; with a heart that supports, understands, and uses evidence-based techniques to help the couple through this amazing miracle of birth!