In August 2016, I realized my lifelong dream of becoming pregnant. I wanted to be a mother more than anything, so I embraced being a single-parent-by-choice with my whole heart. When I moved to Washington State from Florida in November of that year, I discovered I was carrying not one but two babies! I didn’t know much about pregnancy, birth, and postpartum until I experienced my own and through my personal experience, I discovered I wanted to join the Birth Services world. To support families through the most vulnerable and precious time when they are growing and integrating a new member (or members) to their family has been an honor.
My personal birth/postpartum experiences include:
When my twins were six months old, I began my journey into the Birth Services world.
I took my Birth and Postpartum Doula trainings at the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr.
I attend all home, free standing birth center, and hospital births. I have experience with: Placentophagy (Placenta Encapsulation), Cloth Diapering, Tandem Nursing, Co-Sleeping, Breastfeeding, Baby wearing, Bed Rest, Breech Presentation, Single parents, Teen Mothers, and Cesarean Birth.
Before I Became a Doula, I ...
worked as an Administrative Assistant, a Server, and a Barista
Bachelor of Arts – The Evergreen State College (2011)
NW Doula Conference (2017 & 2018)
Postpartum Doula Skills Workshop – Bastyr University (2017)
PMAD’s workshop (2017)
When the Unexpected Happens: Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth (2018)
Breastfeeding for Doulas (2018)
Birth Doula Skills Workshop – Bastyr University (2018)
Red Cross Adult/infant CPR Certification (2018)
PALS Member (2018)
Placenta Encapsulation (2019)
Childbirth Education (2019)
Northwest Doula Conference Planning Committee
Open Arms Volunteer Doula