I offer myself to your family with no agenda. I believe that birth is a beautifully unpredictable journey, and I support all birth choices.
As a doula, my motto is:
Have no expectations, and be prepared for anything.
My only goal is to help you have the birth experience that is right for you. Every birthing person is different and every birth follows its own path. Your physical and emotional needs, your baby’s needs, and your birth wishes will all contribute to your unique birth journey. I offer you my support along that journey.
My background in dance and somatics has given me a deep confidence in the body’s own knowledge and deep power. I believe that every pregnant person’s body knows how to give birth. I offer tools to help you access your body’s knowledge and experience its wisdom in preparation for birth and in labor.
My prenatal visits can consist of very practical help such as working together to create a map of who’s in your community of support, discussing specific birth wishes (and contingency plans), and practicing early labor comfort measures; they can also include body-centered, art-based, or verbal processing of deep emotions around parenthood, pregnancy, birth, and changing identity. I believe that transformation is an inevitable part of this journey and am honored to bear witness and hold space for you in that process.
I believe that the birth of the family is a process that continues into the postpartum period. For many years I was a nanny for families with infants. In that role I observed the many challenges and questions that come along with the delight and excitement of new parenthood or the addition of a new baby. I offer post-partum support to families in addition to my birth doula services.