I offer myself to your family with no agenda. I believe that birth is an inherently 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 deep confidence in the body’s own knowledge and 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, in labor, and beyond.
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.
The transformation of the family is a process that continues in the postpartum period. I have worked for many years as a nanny for families with infants, observing in that role the wonder, challenges and questions that come along with the addition of a new baby. I offer postpartum support to families in addition to my birth doula services.