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"Birth is not only about making babies. It’s about making mothers; strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength."

Barbara Katz Rothman

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my birth philosophy

I believe that how we birth matters. It shapes our identities. When we birth our babies we birth ourselves.

We deserve more from birth than "just" a healthy baby, or in the case of women of color, just surviving labor.

We deserve to birth and parent our children without feeling alone, or ashamed, or afraid for our and our children's lives.

We all deserve to birth supported,

to birth informed,

to birth bravely. 

why i'm a doula

My daughter was born 3 weeks ahead of a global pandemic. To say my birth and postpartum experiences were nothing like I imagined would be an understatement. I struggled alone for months with postpartum mood disorder and birth trauma. As part of my healing, I immersed myself in birth-related podcasts, social media, and books. As I learned more about physiologic birth and about maternal healthcare in the U.S., I found myself longing to use my knowledge and passion for birth as a source of support for other parents on their birthing journeys. I feel so very honored to walk with birthing parents through the highs and lows of their birth adventures, offering support, resources, and unconditional encouragement to trust their bodies and their hearts.

(Photo by Liz Florea)

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training & credentials

I am a certified Professional Doula through Rocky Mountain Doula and have completed 24 hours of postpartum doula training through Active Birth Institute. I engage in continuing education on an ongoing basis, keeping my skills and knowledge up-to-date. I have a background in social work and psychology and hold a bachelor's degree in psychology.

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