-Serving the Portland Metro Area-
I believe that birth is natural and beautiful; something that should be remembered as a loving family event. It is my goal to help women achieve a beautiful birth that will bring their baby gently into their arms and establish a lifelong loving relationship. I believe that women are transformed into mothers through the birthing experience; during this time they should be surrounded by loved ones and supportive women.
As a doula, I will visit you for two prenatal appointments so we can get to know each other before your labor begins. Then, I will be with you throughout your labor, delivery and provide immediate postpartum care. A few weeks after delivery, I will visit you for at least two postpartum visits. I am happy to provide massage, relaxation techniques and position strategies to help move your labor along and keep you as comfortable as possible. Postpartum care includes baby care, breastfeeding support and, most importantly, support for the new mom.
I completed labor doula training through Birthingway College of Midwifery and am currently working towards certification. I am eager to help women from all backgrounds through their pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum care. I am an aspiring midwife with plans to apply to the midwifery program at Birthingway. Some of the things I enjoy doing are reading, walking and playing video games with my husband. My absolute favorite is playing with my two year old and three month old, their giggles always make my heart smile!