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My interest in birth work began in childhood with a mom who taught Lamaze classes (and also gave birth to and raised six fabulous children). It was because of her that I grew up knowing I wanted to be a mother, as well as the gift of seeing giving birth as a powerful, sacred privilege. My husband and I took Bradley Method classes when pregnant with our first child in 2002, and were grateful to have 4 children (both in hospital and out of hospital settings) using those principles. I certified as a childbirth educator and birth doula with The Bradley Method in 2011, and as a postpartum doula with DONA in 2019. 

 

I want women and families to know the options available to them, as well as have the tools to communicate effectively with their birth team. I am also aware of the adjustments involved in the postpartum period and am able to provide physical, emotional, and educational support for that time. As a childbirth educator, labor and postpartum doula, I provide information, education, resources, support and reassurance to you and your family. 

 

My family and I live in Alexandria, VA. I enjoy taking time each day to sit down to dinner together with my family, going to the beach together, serving in our church community, sweaty work outs, and tap dancing.

My Training

  • Trained and certified as a childbirth educator and doula with the American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth in 2010

  • Taught Bradley classes from 2011-2020 

  • Professional Member of Evidence Based BirthTM

  • DONA Certified Postpartum Doula

  • American Red Cross BLS Certified