childbirth educator • doula • parent
My husband and I high-fived just minutes after our son was born, and shortly after that, we shared a victory slice of birthday cake. Within a week of giving birth, I was already planning a future career as a childbirth educator. That’s how excited I was about our empowering birth experience, and that’s the enthusiasm for childbirth that I bring to class every day.
Training: I completed my first childbirth educator certification with The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth, with subsequent training through Childbirth International, Evidence Based Birth, Stillbirthday, and Spinning Babies. I maintain a professional membership with Evidence Based Birth to ensure that my students receive the most current medical research.
Philosophy: My birth philosophy is grounded in respect for the body’s innate ability to grow and birth babies. I strongly believe that supporting the body’s natural processes, even in the case of complications that merit medical attention, provides the greatest emotional and physical benefits with the lowest possible risks to both birthing person and baby. Recognizing that childbirth is a life-changing and individual experience, I encourage active participation in all decision making. It’s important to me that students leave class well educated in the full range of their birth options and the latest evidence based recommendations for maternal care. Such thorough and unbiased education ensures that expecting families feel empowered to navigate any birth scenario with confidence, resulting in high birth satisfaction.